Searchlight Awards – Best Novel Opening for Children or Young Adults is open to anyone over the age of 16.
Closing date: 22nd August 2022.
Entry fee: £14 per story.
1st Prize: £1000
The top 10 stories will feature in the Winners’ Collection, which is sent to publishers and literary agents, and will also be published in an annual printed anthology.
Word limit: the first 1,200 words of a longer novel.
Full details here.