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2024 Competitions Close 14 April 

Adult Genres Authors

Open themed fiction and non-fiction writing for the adult genres

Eligibility

Eligibility

Under 18s Writers


  • All writers who are 8 – 18 years old (as of 14th April) worldwide, who have not been published in book format within the section’s genres.

  • All entries must have a parent or guardians’ electronic signature of permission on the entry form.


Aspiring Writers


All writers worldwide,

  • Who have not been published in book format within this section’s genre.

OR

  • You have one book published within this section’s genre in any form, print to eBook. This includes trade, partner and self-publishing.

OR

  • Published with two or more books in print and eBook format in another genre where the entrant is not the sole creator responsible for that section. This includes trade, partner and self-publishing.


Published Writers


This contest is open to current published writers worldwide

  • Who had more than two books published within this section’s genres in any form, print to eBook. This includes trade, partner and self-publishing.

Categories

Categories

Judging will be in three categories: Under 18s, Aspiring, and Published


Other than that it is:

  • Open-themed.

  • Any story. 

  • Any genre.


Under 18s (H10) and Aspiring (A10) Writers


  • Open themed: First 5,000 words maximum, pitch and a single-spaced 600 words synopsis.

  • First-round judging: The first 1,000 words, pitch and synopsis are read by the CYA judges.

  • Final judging: The final judge will read 5,000 words, pitch and synopsis.


Published Writers (P10)


  • Open themed: First 12,500 words maximum, pitch and a single-spaced 600 words synopsis.

  • First-round judging: The first 12,500 words, pitch and the synopsis is read by the CYA judges.

  • Final judging: The final judge will read 12,500 words, pitch and synopsis.

 

Stories for children need to be entered in the Children's sections.


We recommend you read the competition guidelines prior to submitting your entries.

Entry and Prizes

Entry & Prizes

Under 18s


Prizes

First - $100

Second - $60

Third - $40

All shortlisted entries are read by at least one publisher of adult books.

Entry is Free



Aspiring Writers


Prizes

First - a video consultation for 15 minutes with the competition final judge

Second - $60

Third - $40

All shortlisted entries are read by at least one publisher of adult books.

Entry Fee (including GST)

Unpublished Category - $25.50



Published Writers


Prizes

First - a video consultation for 15 minutes with the competition final judge

and all shortlisted entries are read by at least one publisher of adult books.

Entry Fee (including GST)

Published Category - $45.50



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