Monday, 21 September 2009

Child's Play

Money for child fiction

Unpublished children’s authors are invited to submit their work to the 25th ‘write a story for children’ competition, run by the Academy of Children’s Writers (ACW).

The competition is open to UK writers over the age of 18, though self-published authors are welcome to try their hand. The deadline for entries is 31 March 2010, with the winners announced by the end of May.

Competition is said to be tough. Last year, some 2,000 entries were received. A cheque for £2,000 will go to the first prize winner, while the second and third prize winners will receive £300 and £200 respectively.

Entry forms, together with further information, are available from: Write A Story For Children Competition, Academy of Children’s Writers, PO Box 95, Huntingdon, Cambs, PE28 5RL.

A stamped, addressed envelope must be included for receipt of the forms. Alternatively, the forms and information can be downloaded from





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