They are inviting you to submit your stories for eight to twelve-year-olds.
The first prize will be a publishing contract with Bloomsbury (including advance payment of £5,000 for your work,) as well as the use of “Winner of the New Children’s Author Prize 2015 from Bloomsbury and National Literacy Trust,” and a prize ceremony in your honour, with press, authors and publishers in attendance.
Shortlisted authors will get the use of “Runner up in the New Children’s Author Prize 2015 from Bloomsbury and National Literacy Trust,” as well as signed book bundles plus an invitation to attend the prize ceremony with the opportunity to meet agents, editors, press and others.
The competition will be closed for entries on 30 September 2014 at 5pm.
Entry costs £30. Additional entries by the same person are £15. (You will be given a code for this discount once you have made payment for your first entry.) All proceeds go to the National Literacy Trust.
All proceeds from entry fees will help the National Literacy Trust continue their vital work improving literacy across the country. Every entrant will receive exclusive tips on writing for children from Katherine Rundell. Early rounds of the competition will be judged by their experts, with the winners selected from the shortlist by a panel of judges, including children’s author Katherine Rundell and author and critic Nicolette Jones.
For more details on the competition, judges, competition requirements, how to enter the competition and terms and conditions, visit the National Literary Trust website at http://www.literacytrust.org.uk/
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