07 April 2023
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The Times/Chicken House Children's Fiction Competition is a contest for unpublished and unagented writers for children.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 Davina Andrew-Lynch of Curtis Brown. The second prize, which will be awarded to a novel that shows promise for TV and film development, is the Lime Pictures New Storyteller Award of £7,500 and an offer of representation from Davina Andrew-Lynch.
Enter the full manuscript, a synopsis and a covering letter.
The entry fee is £20.
The closing date is 1 June 2023.
For full details see the website.