Welcome! This is the OFFICIAL page of The People of Colour Literary Awards.

In a world where people of colour are constantly excluded and often neglected, the POC Awards would like to celebrate and commend authors who support people of colour and incorporate them into their stories.

Click on our published book to find out more!

If you don't have a full on book out yet to enter the awards, we offer prompt challenges too. Click on the book titled "Challenge Yourself" to find out more about it.


💕사랑해saranghae - for stories that make you fall inlove all over again and ask "whose cutting onions next to me?"

💐Corto y dulce - for stories that are short and sweet(or not).

🗡名誉meiyo - for stories that get your adrenaline going as you read, dragging you straight into the scene ready to fight someone too.

🔎 Zugzwang - for stories with a touch a mystery. Always leaving you guessing and scrolling down the page for more.

🍞Cornbread- for the good oldies. stories that are familiar and leave us nostalgic.

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QUICK ANNOUNCEMENT:The first round will be ending end of day today and the results will be posted 2 June(tomorrow). This round is based solely on first impressions; cover, grammar and intrigue. Orig...
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