Competitions Close 04 April 2021

Published Author

Writing for the children's and young adults' markets

Eligibility

This contest is open to current published writers worldwide, who are either:

  • Published with two books or more in print within the CYA genres ONLY; OR

  • Published in e-book format with two books or more within the CYA genres ONLY; OR

  • Self-published with two books or more within the CYA genres ONLY.

  • Contest entry may not be contracted or published in any form when entered.

 
Entry and Prizes

Prize

The overall winner of the combined sections will have a video consultation for 15 minutes with the competition final judge.

 

The winning entries and short-listed finalist will be considered by a publisher of children's books, with no guarantee of publication. Author retains copyright.

 

Publication

The winning entries and short-listed finalist will be considered by a publisher of children’s books, with no guarantee of publication. Author retains copyright.

 

Entry Fee

$41.00 (GST included) eftpos/credit card only. No cash or cheques.

 
Categories

Open theme

 

  Writing for Children and Young Adults Genres:

  • YA/Middle grade: Up to 12,500 words (judged) and a single-spaced synopsis of up to 600 words, (judged).
    OR

  • Picture Book Texts: Up to 3 picture book texts can be entered together as ONE entry. (No synopsis necessary for picture books)

 Writing for the Adults Genres - click here for details.