Thursday, 10 May 2012
Bookish News: Hot Key Books Writing Competition
I'm all about trying to see new and debut authors and writers get a chance to get their work seen and shared and recently a couple of new and up and coming publishers have been looking for new talent with writing competitions. Hot Key Books is a fresh publishers who's just put out their first list of books and they look so good and a really nice variety of paranormal and contemporary work. Hot Keys are holding a competition and here are the details about the contest and the judges:
Rising stars of children’s fiction Will Hill and Elen Caldecott join high-profile representatives of the children’s books world on the judging panel for the Guardian Hot Key Books Young Writers Prize. The Prize is open to writers aged 18 to 25 residing anywhere in the world, who could win the chance to be published by Hot Key Books and an advance of £10,000.
Will Hill, author of the Department 19 series of YA supernatural thrillers (published by HarperCollins) and Elen Caldecott, author of contemporary adventure stories including How Kirsty Jenkins Stole The Elephant (published by Bloomsbury Children’s Books), join Guardian Children’s Books Editor Julia Eccleshare, bookseller and Chair of the Children’s Booksellers’ Association John Newman and Hot Key Books Publisher Emily Thomas on the panel. School children will also be consulted by the panel to select the winners.
The Prize is looking for new young writers between the ages of 18 and 25, who write in either of two categories: for ages 9-12 or 13-19. Entrants should be unpublished talents new to the literary world who are passionate about writing for children. The winners, one for each age category, will be given editorial support and the chance to be published by Hot Key Books with the offer of a worldwide publishing contact and an advance of £10,000. The winners will be announced at London Book Fair 2013.
The Guardian Hot Key Books Young Writers Prize was launched at London Book Fair 2012 and is now open for submissions until 31 May. Entry details and full terms and conditions can be found at www.youngwritersprize.com.