JKP Writing Prize Terms and Conditions

  1. This is a competition for a chance to be published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Between 15 and 20 winners, depending on the quality of entries, will have their entry published in an anthology and will also each receive £150 publication fee. To enter, submit an original, non-fiction essay in English of between 1,500 and 3,000 words, in Word or PDF format. The subject is Trans Everyday/What’s it like to be trans today? – Everyday lived experiences shared by the trans community. Send your essay via: https://blog.jkp.com/writingprize/.
  2. The winners will be selected from the correct entries received in accordance with these terms and conditions based on a number of factors, including quality of the writing, relevance to theme and originality of the story. The winners shall be selected by Juno Roche, Sabah Choudrey, Meg-John Barker and Yvy DeLuca whose decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  3. There is no purchase necessary to enter.
  4. The competition opens at 12:01 am GMT on 2nd March 2020 and closes at 11:59 pm GMT on 30th June 2020. Any entries received outside these specified times and dates will not be eligible for entry into the competition.
  5. The winners’ name will be published on the JKP Blog (https://blog.jkp.com/) on the 1st August 2020.  The winners may see their name posted on the Company’s (see below) website and on other websites and social media accounts.
  6. The competition is open to entrants who identify as members of the trans community who are resident in the UK and are aged 18 or over. Entrants must be unagented and must not have had any work previously published, including self-publishing. Your work must not have won a previous writing competition. Employees of the Company, their families, or Hachette UK Limited, or anyone professionally connected to the competition either themselves or through their families are not eligible to enter the competition. 
  7. Only one entry per person allowed. Second or subsequent entries will be disqualified. Entries will not be accepted via agents, third parties or in bulk.
  8. By submitting their entry, entrants agree and warrant that (i) their entry is their own original work; and (ii) nothing in their entry is defamatory, private or an infringement of copyright or other intellectual property right or in any way a breach of another’s right. Any entry in breach of this clause will be disqualified from participating in the competition and from winning the prizes.
  9. Winners will be invited to enter into a publishing agreement with the Company under which the entrants will grant to the Company a worldwide licence to publish and sublicense the right to publish the entry in all languages  in accordance with the terms of the publishing agreement. The winners will receive a fee of £150, which will be payable on signature of the publishing agreement by both parties. No royalties or other payments will be payable to the winner for use of their entry.   If any winner declines to enter into a publishing agreement with the Company they will not receive £150 and the Company may select another winner for publication in the anthology. For the avoidance of doubt, the Company is under no obligation to make any use of the entries.
  10. The Company reserves the right to use all the submissions received on its website, its Facebook pages and on its other social networking sites. The Company will try to include the name of the entrant but this may not always be possible.
  11. Entries will not be returned.
  12. The Company is not responsible for contacting or forwarding prizes to entrants who provide unclear or incomplete information or for entries lost, misdirected, delayed or destroyed.
  13. The Company reserves the right to alter the prizes or cancel the competition without notice but will try to avoid creating any undue disappointment.  No cash alternatives to prizes will be provided.  If a winner is unable to accept their prize or cannot be contacted, the Company reserves the right to select another winner.
  14. The Company will make available the name and county of the winners to anyone who requests this information by writing to the Company at the address shown below.
  15. The Company is the data controller of Personal Data that it collects in the course of running the competition and will use the Personal Data in accordance with the Company’s Privacy Notice https://intl.jkp.com/uk/privacy-policy-cookie-restriction-mode/. It will use such Personal Data for the purposes of running the competition, contacting entrants about the competition and administering any prize(s). We will delete the Personal Data after a reasonable period from the end of the competition. “Personal Data” means names of entrants and other details provided by them (e.g. email addresses, telephone numbers) for the competition.  The Company will not share such Personal Data with any third parties. 
  16. By entering the competition, entrants agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  17. This competition is being organised by Jessica Kingsley (Publishers) Limited whose registered office is Carmelite House, 50 Victoria Embankment, London EC4Y 0DZ (“Company”).
  18. These terms and conditions and any disputes or claims (including non-contractual disputes or claims) arising out of these terms and conditions shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of England, whose courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction.