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Please note: you may only submit to one award, with the exception that you may additionally apply for a TLC Free Read. If you apply for any other award, your submission will be discounted.

New Writing North are delighted to be working with Hachette to offer a children’s fiction writer the chance to win the Hachette Children’s Novel Award. The winning writer will receive £5000 and a contract for publication from Hachette. The writer will also have access to other developmental opportunities offered by New Writing North.

To enter this award writers should submit a sample of 3000-6000 words and a synopsis and answer the application questions. Writers shortlisted for this award will be informed by 9 March 2020 and asked at this point to submit a complete manuscript by 17 March 2020.