Skylark Agency is hosting a middle grade competition to find original talent for children. They are wanting to find great stories for ages 8-12 from creative writers. They have leading experts from the UK children’s publishing industry as guest judges to help them pick a winner.
Along with these three professionals, Joanna and Amber of Skylark Literary will also help create the judging panel. The prize will be a one-to-one editorial critique of your finished manuscript by phone, or in person (locations allowing). Deadline to enter is December 24, 2018. So go here for contest information and the read the submission guidelines. As always, good luck!
Blogger and writer of MG/YA fiction.
Great news! Skylark Literary Agency has put together a competition for fiction manuscripts geared toward young readers of ages 13-15. (Non-fiction is not accepted.) They are looking for uplifting stories with a compelling story and strong characters. They are asking that there be no sex in your completed manuscript.
The Guest Judges
Lauren Fortune, Senior Commissioning Editor, Fiction, Scholastic Children’s Books
Ellen Holgate, Editorial Director, Bloomsbury Children’s Books
Florentyna Martin, Children’s New Titles Buyer, Waterstones
The prize will be a one-to-one editorial critique of your finished manuscript by phone, or in person (locations allowing), with Joanna and/or Amber. We will suggest ways in which you could polish and perfect your novel to improve its chances of representation and publication, and seek to answer any queries you may have about the children’s publishing industry in general.
The deadline for competition entries is March 27, 2016. So CLICK HERE for how to enter together with the full terms and conditions.
As always, good luck!
Blogger and writer of MG/YA fiction