Wednesday, April 07, 2010
2011 CHICKEN HOUSE CHILDREN'S FICTION COMPETITION
NO ENTRY FEE
Limit 80,000 words. Deadline August 2, 2010 to October 29, 2010. Do not submit sooner. The winner will be the entrant whose story, in the opinion of the judges, demonstrates the greatest entertainment value, quality and originality suitable for the children’s age group. The prize is the offer of a worldwide publishing contract with Chicken House, with a royalty advance of £10,000. The entrant must not have previously published any book in any country, whether fiction or nonfiction. The entry should be suitable for a children’s audience aged between 9 and 16. Picture books and graphic novels will not be accepted and illustrations will not be considered.
NOTE: Chicken House accepts regular submissions as well. "We are an independent-minded children's book publishing company with a special enthusiasm for finding new writers, artists and ideas. Chicken House books have found worldwide popularity with children, parents, teachers and librarians everywhere."
DOUBLE NOTE: The pollen is thick enough to ski in around my house. I'm dying to work in the yard, but not if I've got to hose off the yellow stuff to come in the house! Maybe I need to trudge through a couple more chapters today instead!