for writers and readers….

Children’s Book Writing Competition

dinosaur-1419052_960_720Gransnet – the slightly creaky older version of Mumsnet – is out to discover a new children’s author.
The competition
They are looking for books for  children aged between 3 and 12 . It can be a chapter book or a simpler story and you don’t need to supply illustrations.
Send a one-page synopsis and sample chapter (or equivalent sample pages for a story for younger children) by email to
Who can enter
You must be:

  • A resident of UK or Republic of Ireland

  • 18 years old or over

  • a registered member of Gransnet

  • happy to have your story edited

  • happy to take part in reasonable marketing activity and publicity

You can’t already be a published children’s author but bloggers and authors of adult books can enter.
The Prize
The winner will receive a publishing contract from Bobaloo Books, and the book will be published in Spring 2017. They will receive advice on how to build their profile as a writer, as well as the editing, design, illustration, print, sales, marketing and distribution from Bobaloo Books. 10 runners up will be given feedback on their entries, with guidance on how to progress in their writing career.
31 July 2016 – the winner will be notified no later than 15 September

Discover (and register) for Gransnet HERE
Read all the competition rules HERE
Check out Bobaloo Books HERE

What’s it going to be? Flying around the world inside a piece of soft fruit?  Giants? Monsters? Witches, wizards and magic? Gritty real life where parents divorce, bullys make school miserable and friends don’t understand…

Good Luck!


4 comments on “Children’s Book Writing Competition

  1. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    Bridget Whelan with news of another competition. Gransnet.. senior mumsnet is looking for childrens books and stories for 3-12 year olds.. I can think of several of you who qualify… thanks Bridget.

  2. The Story Reading Ape
    June 2, 2016

    Reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog and commented:
    THANK YOU for sharing this great information Wendy 😀

  3. Karen's World
    June 2, 2016

    Reblogged this on Karen's World .

  4. kuldeep
    May 21, 2022

    We came across your profile and looks like you’re someone into words, just like us, and would find our new venture “” of value. is organising an English Book Writing Competition just for writers like you without charging a penny. Best thing? We’ll give 10 of you great prizes.

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