Writing for children prize: Searchlight Awards Chapter Book Competition 2024


26 November 2023
Searchlight Writing for Children Awards is launching a new competition for best chapter book for 5-8-year-olds

To enter, send the first chapter up to 1,00 words of an unpublished or self-published chapter book. Entries are welcomed from all over the world.

The top ten entries will feature in a Pitch Book of winning stories, which is sent to an extensive list of literary agents and publishers who have requested it. The first prize winner will receive £350 and a one-to-one call with the agent judge. Winners will be chosen by Katie Blagden of The Bright Agency.

The entry fee is £12.

The closing date is 1 February.

For full details see the website.

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