may, 2020

04may1:00 am1:00 amThe Times/Chicken House Children's Fiction CompetitionInternational Entry Fee: £18
Max word count: Full manuscript
Top Prize: £10,000 and publication

Event Details

Are you an unpublished and unagented writer with an original and exciting story for 7-to-18-year-olds? If so, why not enter our competition? For our special anniversary competition we’re offering not one but TWO fantastic prizes:

The Overall Winner

The main prize is a worldwide publishing contract with Chicken House with a £10,000 advance (subject to contract). Our esteemed panel of judges will select the overall winner, who will also receive an offer of representation from Kate Shaw of the Shaw Agency. The winner will be the entrant whose story, in the opinion of the judges, demonstrates the greatest entertainment value, quality, originality and suitability for children.

The Chairman’s Choice

Our bonus prize will be awarded to an author hand-picked by our Publisher and Chairman of the judging panel, Barry Cunningham. The prize is a worldwide publishing contract with Chicken House with a £7,500 advance (subject to contract) and an offer of representation by Kate Shaw of the Shaw Agency. The winning entry will have outstanding potential but may require more development than the Overall Winner.
All longlisted entrants will receive a reader’s report of their work.

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