The 2017 Ampersand Prize will open for submissions in July, with submissions now accepted over three weeks instead of two.
Each year, the team at Hardie Grant Egmont throws open the doors for the Ampersand Prize and puts out the call for manuscripts by unpublished writers. The Ampersand Prize aims to find brilliant debut novels by writers of young adult and middle-grade fiction.
If they fall in love with a manuscript, the writer receives an advance against royalties, a publishing contract, and full editorial development to bring their book to market.
This year the Ampersand Prize will open submissions from Monday 10th July and close Friday 28th July 2017. The winner will be announced in October 2017.
For full details, please visit the website here.