Writing for children: FAB Prize 2017

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09 December 2016
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FABprize-22733.jpg FAB Prize 2017
Open to entries from today, the new prize aims to discover unpublished children's writers and illustrators from BAME backgrounds

 

Open to entries from today, the new prize aims to discover unpublished children's writers and illustrators from BAME backgrounds

The FAB Prize is a new award from Faber & Faber and the Andlyn Literary Agency. The winning author and illustrator will each be provided with a year-long mentoring scheme. They will each also get £500. Winners and runners up will be offered consultations with members of the judging panel (pictured), who are from Faber Children's editorial and the Andlyn Literary Agency.

Entrants must be unpublished writers of black, Asian or minority ethnic backgrounds from the UK and Ireland.

All entries must be text and artwork for children (1-18 years).

Text submissions should consist of a maximum 5,000 words of text.

llustration submissions should be either a maximum of ten A4 pages of illustrations or the full layouts and illustrations for a 32-page picture book.

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Entry is free.

The closing date to enter the FAB Prize 2017 is 6 April.

 

 

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