Exciting news! The judges have now been announced for the Young Writers Prize, and we are VERY happy about them.
*Drum roll* The judges are…
Authors Elen Caldecott (for the 9 – 12 age group) and Will Hill (for the 13 – 19 age group)
Bookseller from Newham Bookshop, John Newman
Guardian Children’s Books Editor, Julia Eccleshare
Hot Key Books Publisher Emily Thomas
Click on the press release above to read the full story!
Obviously we’re brand new, and this is the first year of the competition so we are absolutely DELIGHTED with the line up of people involved to judge the prize. These judges will read the shortlisted entrants and pick their winners, one from each category, next year. This means your entries will be judged by some of the very best names in children’s publishing.
As if we haven’t gone on about it enough – entries are now OPEN for the prize until 31st May and we can’t wait to read them. Visit the dedicated page for more information on how to submit your entry, or follow the hashtag #YWP12 on Twitter to see what conversation has been going on around it.
Good luck everyone and a big thanks to our wonderful judges!
Submissions are now OPEN for our Young Writers Prize, in conjunction with The Guardian. If you are between 18 – 25 and a budding author, we want to hear from you!
You have from now until 31st May to submit a partial manuscript (4000 word extract) along with a brief synopsis of your story to win the chance to be published by Hot Key Books.
For full details of the prize, to download the application form and read the terms and conditions, visit our dedicated Young Writers Prize page now.
If you have any questions about the prize, we will be running a live Twitter Q&A, Tuesday 1st March 5pm – 6pm on the @hotkeybooks account. Tweet your questions under hashtag #YWP12.
Good luck and we can’t wait to get reading!
THE GUARDIAN HOT KEY BOOKS YOUNG WRITERS PRIZE
LIVE TWITTER Q&A
TUESDAY 1ST MAY – 5 – 6PM
Tweet your questions under #YWP12
Submissions open for our Young Writers Prize on Monday 30th April – we hope you are getting ready! If you have any general enquiries regarding the entry criteria, submission guidelines or the prize tweet us your questions on or before Tuesday 1st May 5pm, using the hashtag #YWP12 and we’ll do our best to answer them in the live Q&A session.
Until the terms and conditions and application form are released on Monday, all information regarding entry criteria can be found here.
A separate ‘Ask the Editor’ session will also take place later in the week – watch this space for more announcements!
We are very excited to announce today the launch of an exciting new literary prize in conjunction with The Guardian.
We are looking for the next generation of young writers. The competition is open for all unpublished writers between the ages of 18 – 25, to write in either of two categories, 9 – 12 or 13 – 19.
To find out more and see the entry criteria visit our special page here or visit the Guardian here.
Read the full press release here.
Visit The Guardian Children’s Books site.