february, 2019

28feb1:00 am1:00 amChicken House Children’s Fiction CompetitionOnline Entry Fee: £18
Max word count: 80,000
Top Prize: £10,000 and publishing contract

Event Details

Chicken House is looking for original ideas, a fresh voice, a diverse range of entries and stories that children will love! We’d particularly like to encourage entry for BAME writers and others from underrepresented backgrounds.

First prize is a worldwide publishing contract with Chicken House with a royalty advance of £10,000, plus representation from a top children’s literary agent. This year’s competition is our tenth and we’re offering a brand new prize to celebrate a decade of finding and launching wonderful new talent in children’s fiction. The ‘Chairman’s Choice’ prize is 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, our Publisher and the Chairman of the Judging Panel, for work that promises outstanding potential but requires more editorial input than the overall winner.

To enter, you must have written a completed full-length novel suitable for children/young adults aged somewhere between 7 and 18 years. By full-length we suggest a minimum of 30,000 words and ask that manuscripts entered do not exceed 80,000 words in length.

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