Writing for children prize: The Times/Chicken House Children's Fiction Competition

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18 February 2022
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Win a £10,000 advance in the annual contest for novel manuscripts for children or young adults

The Times/Chicken House Children's Fiction Competition is a contest for unpublished and unagented writers for children. To enter, writers must have completed a full-length manuscript of a novel aimed at children and young adults between 7 and 18. Novels may be in any genre of children's fiction, and between 30,000 and 80,000 words.

The winner will receive a worldwide publishing contract with Chicken House with a royalty advance of £10,000 and an offer of representation by literary agent Louise Lamont from LBA Books, who is the agent judge for this year's competition. The Chairman's Choice Award is a publishing contract with an advance of £7,500 and an offer of representation from Louise Lamont.

Enter the full manuscript, a synopsis and a covering letter.

The entry fee is £20.

The closing date is 1 June 2022.

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