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Kelpies Prize 2019

23 January 2019

The Kelpies Prize 2019 is now open!

Are you a writer based in Scotland? Do you have a passion for children's books and an imagination to match? Then the Kelpies Prize is for you!

The organisers are looking for emerging writers who are committed to developing their writing craft, their book promotion skills and their profile as a children's author. The Kelpies Prize is open to anyone who lives or works in Scotland and has stories to tell.

The Prize

The prize package is designed to help you grow and develop as a children's writer, and consists of:

  • A £1,000 cash prize
  • One year of mentoring by an experienced editorial team
  • A publishing contract with Floris Books
  • A week-long writing retreat at Moniack Mhor, plus £100 towards expenses

The closing date for entries is 5pm on 28 February 2019.

For full details including terms and conditions, see the How to Enter page on the prize website.