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Novel (Children's & Young Adult)


Our 2022 Children's & YA Novel Competition winner is...

'Winning the novel competition is like having a golden ticket to get agencies to read your book’ Lu Hersey, author of Deep Water

'I met my agent at the talent party you organised for the children’s novel finalists and signed a two-book deal six months later’ Francesca Armour-Chelu, author of Fenn Halflin and the Fearzero

Alice Nuttal with her phenomenal novel 'Save the Zombies'! A huge congratulations to Alice, our finalists, shortlist, longlist and everyone who entered our competition. 

Our judges were award-winning author and Children's Laureate 2019-22, Cressida Cowell; children's literature critic, poet and editor, Imogen Russell Williams, and Literary Agent at Madeleine Milburn Agency, Chloe Seagar. 

If you'd like to read a excerpt from Alice's novel, along with some comments from the judges and interview on how she did it, visit our Meet the Winners page.

Our Children's & YA Novel Competition will be back in June 2024; in the meantime, our 2023 Adult Novel Competition is now open and accepts entries stories written for adult, or young adult readers.