The Academy Of Children's Writers



  1. The competition is open only to previously unpublished (for profit) writers of children’s fiction over the age of 18.
  2. U.K Entries ARE FREE. Non U.K. entries should be accompanied by an official entry form and a US$10 bill or €10 note. Non U.K Cheques/Checks are not accepted. They must also bear the entrant’s full name and address. Entries cannot be returned so please keep a copy of your manuscript. e mail entries are not accepted.
  3. The story must not exceed 2,000 words in length and may be suitable for children of any age group up to and including teenage. It may be a short story or the first 2,000 words of a novel/longer story.
  4. The story must be the unaided work of the entrant who must have had no work of children’s fiction published for payment at the time of entry.
  5. Only one entry per person will be accepted.
  6. The story must be typewritten or clearly hand-written, but illustrations must not be included, regardless of the type of entry. Illegible or mutilated entries will be disqualified.
  7. Independent judges, who will award the prizes to the entrants who, in their opinion, submitted the best original children’s stories, will read all entries. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  8. The closing date for entries is 30th  April 2013 and the winners will be notified by the end of May 2013. Late entries will be disqualified. No responsibility can be accepted for stories lost or delayed.
  9. The copyright of all stories remains with the author at all times.
  10. Entry implies the acceptance of the rules as legally binding.


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