Carnegie & Greenaway medal shortlists announced

This year's Carnegie Medal shortlist, dominated by YA novels, has been announced along with the shortlist for the Kate Greenaway Medal for illustration, which this year is focused on picture books for younger children.

15/03/2016Carnegie & Greenaway medal shortlists announced

Foyles Young Poets award open for entries

The Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2016 is now open for entries from those aged 11-17 years. Poems on any theme can be entered and the deadline for entries is 12pm on 31st July 2016

15/03/2016Foyles Young Poets award open for entries

Young Muslim Writers Award 2016

The Young Muslim Writers Award is open to all those aged five to 16 years who want to submit a short story or poetry on any subject. The deadline is 31st July 2016 and entrants must be resident in the UK.

15/03/2016Young Muslim Writers Award 2016

BBC Young Writers' Award

Young people aged 14-18 can now submit their story for this year's BBC Young Writers' Award. The award is open to young people who live in the UK and the deadline for receipt of entries is 5pm (BST), Friday 29 April 2016.

13/03/2016BBC Young Writers' Award

Jacqueline Wilson's Creative Writing Master Class!

Jacqueline Wilson will be talking about Creative Writing during a Puffin Virtually Live event on 17th March 2016 at 2pm - 2.30pm.

13/03/2016Jacqueline Wilson's Creative Writing Master Class!

Wicked writing award extends deadline

The Wicked Young Writer Awards is looking for original stories of up to 700 words, as well as non-fiction writing, from those aged five to 25 years. The deadline for entries has been extended to 25th March.

10/03/2016Wicked writing award extends deadline

Win a free author event

Author Ross Montgomery, whose new book Perijee & Me is published by Faber & Faber, will be donating a free author event to the winner of a competition to create an alien friend.

10/03/2016Win a free author event

Book grants for work with disadvantaged young people

The Siobhan Dowd Trust is offering schools and groups working with disadvantaged young people a series of small grants to be spent with local independent bookshops.

10/03/2016Book grants for work with disadvantaged young people

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