17 July 2023
Win £3,000 in the annual prize for children's and YA writers
The international £3,000 annual prize is for unpublished and independently published writers for children.
The winning author will receive £3,000 and all shortlisted writers will receive feedback on their manuscript from Cornerstones editorial director Monica Chakraverty. One longlisted writer will win a place worth £1,800 on the online Edit Your Novel the Professional Way course from Professional Writing Academy and Cornerstones Literary Consultancy.
Writers may be unpublished, self-published or independently published. Entries may novel or chapter book manuscripts, novels for teens, or picture books.
To enter, submit the first 5,000 words and a synopsis. Picture book writers may submit the text for three books for a single entry fee.
The entry fee is £29. There are sponsored places available for writers on low incomes.
The closing date is 30 November.
For full details see the website.