The 2024 Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition
Posted on 13 January 2024
1 June 2024
Who may enter
The competition is open to entrants aged 18 or over.
The entrant must not previously have had commercially published any whole children’s novel.
Entries must be written in English.
Entries must be the original work of the entrant and not previously commercially published and distributed (self-published works are allowed).
The entry fee is £20.
First prize is a worldwide publishing contract with Chicken House with a royalty advance of £10,000.
The second prize, the Lime Pictures New Storyteller Award, is a publishing contract with a royalty advance of £7,500. The prize will be awarded to a manuscript that shows great potential for film and TV development.
For further information visit the official competition website.