It might feel like there isn’t a lot to be excited about at the moment, which is where we come in…

We have decided to extend the deadline for submissions to the JKP Writing Prize until midnight on the 30th June 2020.

We realise that many people’s lives will have been affected by the covid-19 pandemic, with lockdown throwing up all kinds of unforeseen challenges.

Now, more than ever, we need your stories of power and positivity. We want to hear about your lived experiences, from the domestic to the incredible.

The guidelines and submissions process for the Prize remain the same (all details below) but you can always contact us on with any questions.

We hope this extension inspires you to pick up your pen and get writing!

Nb. We are particularly looking for submissions that are not focussed on the impact of coronavirus.


Dear writer,

Do you identify as trans and/or non-binary? Are you 18 years old or over? Are you as of yet unpublished and un-agented? We have just the opportunity for you.

We’re excited to announce the JKP Writing Prize, a unique chance to get your work published in a book for the first time.

We’re looking for original, own voice stories on the theme of Trans Everyday. What’s it like to be trans today?

We want to hear your untold stories. Your lived experiences. The reality, the nitty-gritty. The mundane and the amazing.

We want you to inform, inspire and empower. We want you to challenge the stereotypes and reject the norm.

Be honest, be open, and don’t think your idea is too small.

To read the full terms & conditions and submit your essay, click here!

Our writing prize is your chance to have your work read by a fantastic panel of judges that includes Sabah Choudrey, Meg-John Barker, Yvy DeLuca and Juno Roche.

Plus, royalties from the book will be going to our charity partner, Gendered Intelligence.

To read the full terms & conditions and submit your essay, click here!

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