Faber & Faber and the Andlyn Literary Agency together created the Faber Andlyn BAME (FAB) Prize to help discover new writers and illustrators from underrepresented backgrounds.

Every child deserves to see themselves in books, and in the authors and illustrators whose work they read. The FAB Prize aims to discover and showcase new talent, closing the gap between what is currently published and the reality for many families.

The FAB Prize is proud to be supported by BookTrust and the AOI who both offer opportunities to our FAB Prize entrants.

If you’d like to read more about children’s books and diversity, we recommend the BookTrust Represents research as well as the CLPE Reflecting Realities Survey.

FAB Prize Team

The Prize is judged by Faber & Faber’s Publisher Leah Thaxton, Andlyn Literary Agent Davinia Andrew-Lynch, Faber Creative Director Donna Payne and Faber Children’s Art Director Emma Eldridge.

‘We’d love to see a range of styles within the art submissions: gorgeous new characters for toddlers; clever, humorous, emotive storytelling for older readers; strong, design-led approaches for covers… For the text entries, we hope to see animal series, humour, fantasy adventure, modern romance, poetry, verse novels – we are open to pretty much anything… Please do surprise us!

– Leah Thaxton
How to enter
What you win
30th January
16th June
14th August
FAB Prize
16th September