The Jim Henson Company and Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers Group, are seeking submissions for The Dark Crystal Author Quest, an online competition. The winner will receive a $10,000 contract to write the first book in a new young adult series based on the world of the classic fantasy film.
Entires will open on October 1st, 2013 and the deadline date is January 1st, 2014.
You can read the competition rules and guidelines now over at www.darkcrystal.com/authorquest
The world of The Dark Crystal began with the classic fantasy film. The film, released in 1982, is set in the world of Thra where the last two survivors of the Gelfling tribe embark on a dangerous journey with evil and mysterious creatures at every turn. The new novel series will be a prequel storyline, taking place before the time of the classic fantasy film.