Annual Commonword Diversity Writing for Children Prize


About the Prize

The Commonword Children’s Diversity Writing Prize welcomes submissions from unpublished children’s authors whose writing embraces ethnic diversity either through their own ethnicity and culture and/or in their writing.


The winner’s prize will be as follows:

  • £500 cash, to be paid by cheque.
  • Professional mentoring will be from Marjacq Scripts Ltd – this will consist of a full manuscript assessment and an initial meeting to discuss representation potential. There is no obligation for Marjacq Scripts Ltd to agree to professionally represent the winner.
  • An Arvon course of their choice in 2017 (subject to availability*)

The runners up will be offered detailed feedback on their manuscript by Commonword

The closing date for entries is:  6th June 2016

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Times Chicken House Competition

The 2016 Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition is open for entries.

To enter, you must have written a completed full-length novel (between 30,00 and 80,000 words) suitable for children or young adults aged between 7 and 18 years. The prize for the winning novel is a worldwide publishing deal with Chicken House with an advance of £10,000 GBP.

The competition is open to writers around the world, but entries must be in English. It will close on Friday 18 December 2015.

Please see the Chicken House website for entry guidelines and read the requirements carefully before sending your manuscript.

Call for Submissions: Lantern Books Accepts Kids-Oriented Articles/ Poems/Stories for Digital Publications


Lantern Books is a division of Literamed Publications Nigeria Literamed, the Nigeria’s foremost children’s/ young adults’ books publisher located in Lagos (Nigeria) and Accra (Ghana).

Lantern Books accepts articles, poems, nursery rhymes, puzzles, jokes, riddles, short stories, etc. from kids, teachers, parents/ guardians to be published on our digital platform for public consumption. Our digital platforms include:
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