The competition is open to children’s novels in any genre by previously unpublished women novelists, but it must be for children who are able to read for themselves or for young adults. Crossover fiction (i.e. that aimed at children and adults) is eligible. Nonfiction, and fiction intended for adults is not eligible. To qualify as a novel, your book must total at least 30,000 words.
I’m entering – will you?
Oh, and PS – Mslexia ran a helpful article in a back issue on fixes for fiction – see Quick Fix Fiction in the Writers’ Resources page – click on the link at the top of this page.