Having been selected for a Highly Commended award in the prestigious Manchester Fiction Prize last year, I thought it might be nice to update my blog post on various annual competitions for Children’s Writers. Even though we can’t all be winners, it can be a real confidence boost for our writing to get a mention in the runners up lists.
High Sheriff’s Cheshire Prize for Literature – Deadline: 1 September 2014.
Win Your Way to Swanwick – Keep an eye out for Writing Magazine’s annual competition.
The Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition – 2015 competition opens in late March/early April 2014.
Manchester Writing for Children Prize – Deadine: 28 February 2014.
The Bath Novel Award – Deadline: 28 February 2014 (YA accepted)
The Greenhouse Funny Prize – Keep an eye out for the 2014 competition.
Kelpies Prize – Deadline: 28 February 2014
Undiscovered Voices – Keep an eye out for next year’s competition dates.
Winchester Writers’ Festival Competitions – Lots of competitions to enter with this one.
Diversity In Children’s Fiction – Watch this space for news of 2014’s competition.
The Academy of Children’s Writers Competition – Deadline: 28 April
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