Submissions for the 2017 Text Prize open 3 January 2017.
For all you established and budding authors of the YA and children’s literary scene, here’s the lowdown on the 2017 Tenth Annual Text Prize.
The $10,000 Text Prize aims to discover incredible new books for young adults and children by Australian and New Zealand writers. 2017 is their tenth prize and they couldn’t be more proud of that fact.
Awarded annually to the best manuscript written for young readers, the Text Prize has unearthed extraordinary, multi-award-winning books and launched international publishing careers for the last ten years.
Published and unpublished writers of all ages are eligible to enter with works of fiction or non-fiction.
The winner receives a publishing contract with Text and a $10,000 advance against royalties. Yes, you did just read all that correctly.
What? They really want my book?
Yes. Yes, they do. They know about that YA masterpiece that you churned out earlier this year and promptly hid it away from the world. They also know of that whizpopper of a children's book idea that you've always wanted to get down on paper/screen/papyrus/clay tablet - and they want you to send it to them!
Submissions for this prize open on 3 January 2017 and close 3 February 2017.
You've got two whole months to wrangle that manuscript into shape. You can do it!