Children's novel award: The Joan Aiken Future Classics Prize 2019
There's still time to win £1,000 for a junior novel in the competition from literary agents A. M. Heath
Author Joan Aiken wrote more than 100 books in her lifetime, amongst them the children's classic The Wolves of Willoughby Chase.
The Joan Aiken Future Classics Prize from A.M. Health and Joan Aiken's daughter Lizza Aiken, which is given for a standout unpublished junior novel, first ran in 2017. The winning novel, Harklights by Tim Ellis, will be published by Usborne Books next year.
The prize, which is for unagented authors in the UK and Ireland, will be judged by the literary agent Julia Churchill and Lizza Aiken. The winner will receive £1,000 and a full set of Joan Aiken's The Wolves Chronicles. All shortlisted writers will be given the opportunity to meet Julia Churchill.
To enter, send the first 10,000 words of a middle-grade novel, a brief (few lines) description of the book and a one-page outline by the closing date of 30 June.
For full details, see the website.
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