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2023 About Kids Books Short Story Prize

Date: Wed February 1 2023 9:00 am to Mon May 1 2023 5:00 pm

Submissions for the 2023 About Kids Books Short Story Prize are now open!

The 2023 About Kids Book Short Story Prize celebrates excellence in Short Story writing by adults writing for children and fills a gap in the children’s international literature award landscape.

There will be two prizes: first is AU$500 and second is AU$250.

The judges are author Bill Condon, winner of the Prime Minister’s Award for Youth Literature and three times winner of the CBCA Honour Book of the Year, and children’s author Dianne Bates, recipient of the Lady Cutler Award for distinguished services for children’s literature.

Stories must be for children aged 8 to 11 years. The word limit is 1,500 words. Entries open on 1 February 2023 and close at 4pm (AEST) on 1 May 2023.

The entry fee is AU$15 per entry. Writers can enter up to three times. If you have any questions about the prize, please contact Di Bates: dibates@outlook.com.

For terms and conditions and to enter the prize, visit the About Kids Books website here.

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