The Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition is open until February 28, 2019.
Open to unpublished and unagented writers of children’s fiction.
Submit a completed full-length novel suitable for children/young adults. By full-length they suggest a minimum of 30,000 words and ask that manuscripts entered do not exceed 80,000 words in length.
You should also submit a one-page synopsis as well as a letter telling them something about yourself and explaining the book’s appeal to children.
First prize is a publishing contract with an advance of £10,000, plus representation by a top children’s literary agent.
This year, they are also running The ‘Chairman’s Choice’ prize. The winner will receive a publishing contract with a royalty advance of £7,500 plus representation. The prize will be awarded to a manuscript hand-picked by Barry Cunningham, Publisher and the Chairman of the Judging Panel.
Entry Fee: £18