Friday, 12 July 2013

Irish Children's Prize-children's book writers

(c) Irish Children's Prize
Deadline: October 17th, 2013
This year A. M. Heath are launching their Irish Children's Prize.
Judges: Julia Churchill at A. M. Heath, and David Maybury of Brown Bag Films, Penguin Children's Books and Inis Magazine editor.
Open to un-agented children's book writers born or resident in Ireland, and writing in English.
They would like to see the first 5,000 words PLUS a short description of the book (a few lines) AND a one page outline that shows the spine of the story. Please send as a Word doc attachment to
If you're submitting a picture book (or shorter fiction that comes in under 5,000 words), then send the complete text.
Prizes: winner €1,000. Three runners up will receive children's books written by Irish writers.
A. M. Heath is running the prize in order to support new Irish writing talent. They will offer representation if they find an author, or authors, whose writing they love.
Follow @juliachurchill on twitter for updates. More at

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