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Articles tagged “the text prize”

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

The Text Prize 2015 Shortlist Announcement

Four outstanding manuscripts have been selected from 268 entries to make up the shortlist for the $10,000 Text Prize, awarded annually to the best unpublished manuscript for teenagers and children.

And the winner of the Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing for 2014 is…

…David Burton’s How to Be Happy, a funny, sad and serious memoir of a personal journey through adolescence. How to Be Happy tackles depression, friendship, sexual confusion, academic pressure, love and self-discovery.

Announcing the shortlist for the 2014 Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing

After weeks of reading and discussion we have whittled more than 250 entries to this year’s prize down to five:

How to Be Happy by David BurtonMy Lips Are Sealed by Christina CainHeadland by Caitlin CrowleyThe Turners by Mick ElliottWhen the Sky Falls by Erin O'Brien

The winner,