New Writers Awards 2018 Category: Children’s and Young Adult Fiction in English and Scots

There are two awards for the Children's and Young Adult Fiction category

Children's and Young Adult fiction is defined as prose or short stories for which the primary audience is under the age of 18. We are interested in a wide range of writing, including for picture books, middle grade novels, YA novels and more.

For applicants submitting a picture book manuscript: The panel can only consider your writing and any supplementary illustrations cannot be attached to this form. If you have any queries about this please contact applications@scottishbooktrust.com

You can submit writing in both Scots and English in this category, as well as submissions that use a combination of both languages. 

Please click here to read the eligibility criteria carefully.

 

Your application should include:

  • A completed Children's and Young Adult Fiction application form.
  • A writing sample. This can include short stories or an extract from a longer piece of work. (Word limit: 3,500 words.)
  • If your sample is an extract from a longer piece of work, please include a synopsis. (Word limit: 500 words.)

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If you have any queries about the New Writers Awards, please read our Frequently Asked Questions or email applications@scottishbooktrust.com.

Judging panel

We are delighted to confirm the judging panel for the Children's and Young Adult fiction category: Julie Bertagna (author of the Exodus trilogy), Matthew Fitt (author of Geordie's Mingin Medicine) and Niall Walker (Head of Schools Programme at Scottish Book Trust).