Thank you to author and fellow Talkback forum contributor Rosalie Warren for drawing my attention to this exciting new prize. Aimed at flushing out the new Roald Dahl, Andy Stanton or Francesca Simon, the prize is being organised jointly by The Greenhouse Literary Agency and The Writers’ Workshop. All you have to do is submit the first five thousand words and a synopsis of your funniest novel, chapter book or picture book by 30 July. The prize is representation by this exciting and dynamic young agency and a free ticket to The Writers’ Workshop Festival of Writing where you will be presented with a bottle of champers to boot.
The submission guidelines are here; as usual, follow them to the letter to maximise your chances. Entry is free and submission is by email.
Of course you can just submit to The Greenhouse in their usual way but the benefits of this prize are the attendant publicity and boost to your career. And sometimes knowing that you are in competition with others can bring out your best writing.