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Competition for children’s fiction writers

By Pathways

Are you an unpublished and unagented writer with an original and exciting story for 7 to 18-year-olds? If so, why not enter Chicken House Books’s fiction competition?

Prizes:

  • The Overall Winner: The main prize is a worldwide publishing contract with Chicken House with a £10,000 advance (subject to contract) and an offer of representation from Kate Shaw of the Shaw Agency.
  • The Chairman’s Choice: The bonus prize will be awarded to an author hand-picked by 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.

Deadline: 4 May 2020

Contact: For more details of how to enter, click here or contact hello@chickenhousebooks.com.