Urban YA competition. Short list to be judged by Patrice Lawrence, author of Orangeboy

We are looking for a vibrant debut novel for young adults/ adults, a book set in today’s multi-cultural Britain. Sharp dialogue, a story that’s got the feel of here and now, the street and  the city today. Atmosphere is important, both physical and psychological. It can be any city in the UK but it must be a real city. No fantasy.

The prize is £1000 and possible publication by Everything with Words.

The short list will be judged by Patrice Lawrence. We’re hoping to find someone who can capture the feel of the city, the sound and tone of how people speak, their raw thoughts, hopes and fears.

Key Dates:

Entries may be submitted from  Friday May 4th  2018

Last day for entry December 5th 2018.

Shortlist announced January 25th 2019

Winner announced February 22nd 2019

Terms and conditions

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