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Friday, 20 June 2014

Could you write a book for children?

Enter the New Children's Author Prize 2015 and you could win a publishing contract with Bloomsbury

Are you an aspiring author?

Have you got a great idea for a children's book?

Could you create a magical world for 8 to 12-year-olds?

Enter the New Children's Author Prize 2014 for your chance to become a published children's author

50% off entry fee until the end of June with code NEWAUTHOR
 Pay now and submit your entry later

The prize includes:

  • A contract with Bloomsbury Publishing, the distinguished publishers of J.K. Rowling, Neil Gaiman and Louis Sachar
  • A printed edition of your first novel, made available in bookshops nationwide
  • Ebook version of your novel available to download
  • Tickets to an exclusive awards night revealing the prize-winner, attended by key industry contacts and with press coverage
  • Use of the "New Children's Author Prize 2014 Winner" logo on your website, social media and publications

All short-listed authors will be invited to the awards night to meet agents, publishers and press, and discuss their futures in children's literature. They will also receive exclusive writing tips from multi-award-winning children's author Katherine Rundell.

Submit your story of between 20,000 and 40,000 words, aimed at 8 to 12-year-olds by midnight on 30 September 2014.

For more information and to enter, please visit

Saturday, 7 June 2014

Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge

The Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge is a free online reading program for children.
Join today and let's set a new reading world record for summer 2014! (May 5 - Sept 5, 2014)