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 Are you as of yet unpublished and un-agented?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.

This 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.

The important stuff:

Submit your essay below by midnight on the 30th of June 2020. Essays should be between 1,500 and 3,000 words, non-fiction, in Word or PDF format, and you must be a UK resident to enter.

Please ensure your submission is entirely original and that you own the copyright to it. It should not have been previously published (print or online) nor won a prize in a writing competition. It should also be non-fiction – so no poetry, artwork or fiction submissions please.

Successful writers will have their piece published in an anthology (paperback and eBook), as well as win a £150 cash prize.

Our judges will not be able to comment on submissions that are not selected for publication.

For any questions, please email us at

Link to Prize terms and conditions
Link to JKP Privacy Notice

So, get writing and good luck!

Submit your entry below