The 2019 Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing is now open

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Do you write for young adults or kids? Here’s exciting news: the 2019 Text Prize for Young Adult and Children's Writing is now open!

From the Text Publishing website:

The Text Prize aims to discover incredible new books for young adults and children by Australian and New Zealand writers. Published and unpublished writers of all ages are eligible to enter with works of fiction or non-fiction. Awarded annually to the best manuscript written for young readers, the prize has unearthed extraordinary, multi-award-winning books and launched international publishing careers. The winner receives a publishing contract with Text and a $10,000 advance against royalties

In 2018, Nina Kenwood won the prize for her YA novel, It Sounded Better in My Head.  

If you want to submit your work for a chance to win a $10,000 advance against royalties and a publishing contract with Text, download an entry form.

Entries are open from 7 January and close on 8 February 2019.

Happy writing!

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