The competition is open to all entrants aged 18 or over. The entrant must not be represented by a literary agent, and must not previously have had commercially published any whole children’s novel in any country, but may have had published a children’s picture book/graphic novel, an essay, story or poem in an anthology.
The Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition is an annual competition organised by The Times and Chicken House.
To enter, you must have written a completed full-length novel suitable for children/young adults aged somewhere between 7 and 18 years.
Entries must be written in English
The entry must be a full-length manuscript of no more than 80,000 words, with a suggested minimum of 30,000 words.
Entry is limited to one per person.
First prize is a worldwide publishing contract with Chicken House with a royalty advance of £10,000. The winner will also receive an offer of representation from a leading literary agent.