A humour prize for unagented writers.
A message from Julia Churchill at The Greenhouse Literary Agency:
At Greenhouse we love all sorts of writing for children. We love edgy, wincingly close-to-the-bone YA fiction, we love thrilling, commercial concepts with big surprises, and beautiful and heartfelt younger stories. I could keep going, but in short, we love quality. And there’s something that Sarah and I agree that we don’t see enough of: Funny.
The Greenhouse Funny prize is open to un-agented writers who are currently resident in the UK and Ireland. Entries will be judged by me (Julia Churchill) and guest judge Leah Thaxton, Publishing Director of Egmont Children’s Books (and discoverer of Andy Stanton).
The winner will get an offer of representation from the Greenhouse and a full weekend ticket to the Festival of Writing that runs 7-9 September 2012 (worth £525). The winner will also be presented with a bottle of champagne at the Festival’s gala dinner on the Saturday night.
The deadline for submissions is Monday 30 July.
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