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Entries Open for the Text Prize

Today marks the official start of the 2011 Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing. You have until 3 June to finish your manuscript and get it in to us for consideration for this year’s Prize.

The winner of the 2010 Text Prize was the post-apocalyptic action novel The Bridge by Jane Higgins. Follow this link to the fantastic new trailer and more information about the book. We’ll publish The Bridge in August 2011.

The 2009 winner was Leanne Hall, for her distinctive novel This Is Shyness.

In 2008 the inaugural prize was won by Richard Newsome’s adventure caper, The Billionaire’s Curse.

The winner will receive a publishing contract with Text and a $10,000 advance against royalties. Download the entry form here and be sure to get your entry in before 3 June!