Enter The Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition
We no longer accept unsolicited manuscripts, but we do offer unpublished and unagented writers of children's fiction the chance to submit their work to the annual Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition. We're looking for original ideas, a fresh voice and a story that children will love!
First prize is a worldwide publishing contract with Chicken House with a royalty advance of £10,000, plus representation from a top children’s literary agent.
To enter, you must have written a completed full-length novel suitable for children/young adults aged somewhere between 7 and 18 years. By full-length we suggest a minimum of 30,000 words and ask that manuscripts entered do not exceed 80,000 words in length.
About The Times/Chicken House Competition
Competition Terms & Conditions
If your manuscript is ready you can submit your entry online straight away. Registration should take no more than 10 minutes.
Before you begin...
Make sure you’ve read the Competition Terms & Conditions
Have your covering letter, synopsis and manuscript ready to upload in a single Word document
Have a credit or debit card and/or your PayPal account details to hand