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Articles tagged “the text prize”

The Extremely Wonderful Weirdness of Winning the 2017 Text Prize, by Adam Cece

Text is thrilled to have Adam Cece, author of The Extremely Weird Thing That Happened in Huggabie Falls, joining the ranks as the winner of the 2017 Text Prize. Read on for Adam’s delightful and heartwarming speech that he gave upon winning the prize at Wednesday night’s Text Party.

And The Winner of the 2017 Tenth Annual Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing Is…

Adelaide writer Adam Cece has beaten nearly 300 entries to win the $10,000 Tenth Annual Text Prize for his hilariously crazy story, The Extremely Weird Thing That Happened in Huggabie Falls.

Announcing the Shortlist for the 2017 Tenth Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing

We have shortlisted four outstanding manuscripts—two middle-grade and two YA—from nearly 300 entries to make up the 2017 shortlist for the tenth $10,000 Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing. Text has been overwhelmed at the calibre of entries this year. There have been excited discussions, passionate arguments and endless debating, but most importantly, around 800 hours of intense reading of all the submitted manuscripts have been completed by your faithful Texters over the last couple of months since entries closed.
We can confidently say that we are utterly delighted with this year’s shortlisted books. 


A Mediaeval Quest to Defeat the Forces of Evil

The Book of Whispers by Kimberley Starr won the 2015 Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing. The Book of Whispers is an imaginative and gripping historical fantasy novel set during the first Crusade, in a world where demons are real and gaining power, and almost no one can see them. Strap yourself in for an epic mediaeval adventure!

The Infinite Overwhelming-ness of Winning the Text Prize, by Claire Christian

We’re thrilled to welcome our newest author on board—Claire Christian, winner of the 2016 Text Prize. At the award party last night she gave this warm and heartfelt speech.

Congratulations to Claire Christian, Winner of the 2016 Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing!

Brisbane writer Claire Christian has beaten 296 other entries to win the $10,000 Text Prize for her gritty and joyous novel about grief, Beautiful Mess.

Congratulations to the 2016 Text Prize Shortlistees

Five manuscripts have been selected from 297 entries to make up the 2016 shortlist for the $10,000 Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing.

Your Guide to Entering the Text Prize, Part Two

On the eve (almost) of the 2016 Text Prize we couldn’t think of anyone better to ask about entering and winning than three authors who’ve been there, done that. So, without further ado, read on for words of wisdom from winners A. J. Betts and David Burton and shortlistee Meg Caddy, whose debut novel Waer is out next month.

Your Guide to Entering the $10,000 Text Prize

Have you got your manuscript ready to submit for the upcoming Text Prize? Here’s how to put your best submission forward.

The winner of the 2015 Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing

The winner of the 2015 Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing is Kimberley Starr, author of The Book of Whispers!

The Book of Whispers is an imaginative and gripping historical fantasy novel set during the first Crusade, in a world where demons are real and gaining