Firefly Children’s Book Prize

Deadline: 31st August 2013 for the first 3,000 words.

Firefly Press are looking for stories for 7-9 year olds. It must be set in contemporary Wales and should be 15,000-20,000 words.

Entry Fee: £10

Judges are: Catherine Fisher, Francesca Rhydderch and Penny Thomas.

The winner will receive £500 and a week’s writer’s retreat at Chawton House Library. The first prize will also give the winner the chance to discuss their manuscript with Firefly editors with the possibility of developing their book for publication.

The two runners up will £50 and editorial advice.

More information is available on their website.