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Children's Fiction

The Bookbrunch Selfies Awards 2020

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Closing date: 
27 December 2019
Entry: 
All titles submitted need to have been published in English since January 2018, and entries will be accepted from authors based in the UK who are predominantly or only self-published. Entrance fee of £25+VAT per title, and all those submitting work will receive six-month subscriptions to BookBrunch.
Prize: 
£1,000 in each category

Submissions are open for the second year of the Bookbrunch Selfies Awards in the UK.  Read more

The Caterpillar Story Prize 2019

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Closing date: 
30 September 2019
Entry: 
Open to all writers over 16 Entry fee €12
Prize: 
First Prize €1,000, Second Prize a week’s retreat at the marvellous Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Co. Monaghan, Ireland.

This annual award is given to the best story (of no more than 1,500 words) written by an adult for children aged 7-11.
Anyone can enter, as long as you are over 16 and your story is previously unpublished.


THE JUDGE

We are delighted to announce that Kelly McCaughrain will judge The Caterpillar Story Prize 2019.

HOW TO ENTER  Read more

The International Rubery Book of the Year Award 2019

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Closing date: 
31 March 2019
Entry: 
Open to all writers internationally who have published or self-published their work Entry fee £37
Prize: 
£1500 plus £150 for at least three category winners

The Rubery Prize is a prestigious international book award seeking the best books by indie writers, self published authors and books published by independent presses, judged by reputable judges.

It is open to all writers internationally and is awarded to a book published in print or ebook form. Books published by independent presses and self published books are eligible to enter  Read more

Winchester Writers Festival 2018 Writing Competitions

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Closing date: 
11 April 2018
Entry: 
Open to all, no requirement to attend the Festival £6 per entry, +10 for feedback
Prize: 
Various prizes

Our 2018 Writing Competitions are now open!

For full details on our ten writing competitions, please visit www.writersfestival.co.uk/competitions  Read more

The Big Idea Competition 2018

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Closing date: 
23 February 2018
Entry: 
Open to UK residents age 13 and over No entry fee
Prize: 
Winner £1,000 plus promise that idea will become a complete story written by a successful children's author, 5 Runners-up £1,000

Calling all storytellers: The Big Idea Competition 2018 has opened for entries!

Have you got an idea for a children's story? The Big Idea competition is on the hunt to unearth new storytelling talent.  Read more

Pushkin Children’s Books open submission 2018

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Closing date: 
8 January 2018
Entry: 
Open to all unpublished authors of middle-grade books
Prize: 
Publication

Pushkin Children's Books is repeating its Open Submission Initiative, for middle-grade books, on 8 January for one day only from 00.00-23.59 GMT.  Read more

The International Rubery Book Award 2017

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Closing date: 
31 March 2017
Entry: 
Open to all fiction books by indie writers, self-published authors and books published by independent presses Entry fee £36
Prize: 
First Prize £1500 plus guaranteed read by London agent MBA

The Rubery Prize is a prestigious international book award seeking the best books by indie writers, self published authors and books published by independent presses, judged by reputable judges. Creative writing is such a key part of life for those who enjoy writing yet it is increasingly difficult to become traditionally published.  Read more

Winchester Writers Festival Competitions 2017

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Closing date: 
15 May 2017
Entry: 
Open to all writers across the UK and around the world regardless of whether or not you attend the Festival Entry fees mostly £6
Prize: 
Various

The Festival's ten writing competitions are now open for submissions!

The competitions are open to all writers across the UK and around the world regardless of whether or not you attend the Festival in June.

Closing date: 15 May 2017. All entries must be submitted online. Winners will be announced at the Festival and on our website on Saturday 17 June.  Read more

The Caterpillar Story for Children Prize 2016

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Closing date: 
30 September 2016
Entry: 
Open to all Entry fee 12 euros
Prize: 
1st prize €500 plus a 2-week stay at The Moth’s Artists’ Residence, 2nd prize €300, 3rd prize €200

For an unpublished story (of no more than 1,500 words) by an adult for children aged 7-11. The three winning stories will appear in the winter issue of The Caterpillar.

Judged by Mark Lowery, award-winning author of The Jam Doughnut that Ruined My Life, Pants are Everything and Socks are Not Enough  Read more

Frances Lincoln Diverse Voices Children’s Book Award 2010

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Closing date: 
26 February 2010
Entry: 
Awarded to the best work of unpublished fiction for 8–to-12-year-olds by a writer, aged 16 or over, who has not previously published a novel for children. The writer may have contributed to an anthology of prose or poetry.
Prize: 
Prize £1,500 ($2,471), plus the option for Frances Lincoln Children’s Books to publish the novel

Frances Lincoln Diverse Voices Children’s Book Award 2010

Closing date 26 February 2010

Prize £1,500 ($2,471), plus the option for Frances Lincoln Children’s Books to publish the novel  Read more

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