The Prize seeks to uncover new writing talent between the ages of 18 and 25, who submit their work in either of two categories: 9-12 and young adult (for ages 13-19). Last year they received 350 entries from writers all over the world with two winners scooping the chance to be published by them. Their novels, The Rig by Joe Ducie and Vivian Versus the Apocalypse by Katie Coyle are to be released in print and digital formats this September.
The winners, one for each age category, will be selected by a panel of judges who will consult with school children. Each winner will be given editorial support, the chance to be published by Hot Key Books and additional exposure via the Kobo eBookstore (www.kobobooks.com). 10 shortlisted candidates will also win a Kobo device.
To enter you must be:
Between the ages of 18 - 25 (at time of submission)
Unpublished and unagented (you can submit if you have self-published but read the T&Cs first)From anywhere in the world, but writing in English
More info over at http://hotkeyblog.wordpress.com/young-writers-prize/