Tag Archives: Young Adult

CONTEST: Katherine Paterson Prize

1 Jun


Official Website: http://www.hungermtn.org/katherine-paterson-prize-for-young-adult-and-childrens-writing/

Deadline: June 30th (postmarked)

Fee: $20

How: Online or snail mail.

Prize: 1st: $1K & publication / 3 HMs: $100 (1-YA, 1-MG, 1-PB)

Specifics: Unpublished story or novel excerpt. Maximum: 10,000 words. May include a synopsis if entry is an excerpt.

Be sure to visit the contest site for the complete texts of last year’s winner (young adult fiction), and the runners up in young adult fiction, middle grade, and picture book.

2011 Judge: Kimberly Willis Holt

Info: Anyone can enter. All entries considered for general publication as well as for the Katherine Paterson Prize. Multiple entries permitted. Each one $20. E-mail: hungermtn@vermontcollege.edu w/ questions.

Be sure to search the Hunger Mountain website as they have other contests available throughout the year in various genres.

CONTEST – Amazon Breakthrough Novel

19 Jan

“Nothing ventured, nothing gained!”

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award

Deadline: February 6th, 2011 (application window begins January 24th) *Maximum 5,000 entries per category

Fee: Free

Prize: 2 Grand Prizes (1 for General Fiction, 1 for Young Adult): a publishing contract with Penguin with a $15,000 advance  * Additional prizes offered

 Type: Fiction Novel: General/YA 

 Specifics: Please see the official rules.

Special Notes: Applicants must be unpublished or self-published. 

 How: Register at  www.createspace.com/abna