Your Next Obsession in YA Fiction - Winner & Shortlist Announced!

29th June 2022
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29th June 2022
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We're pleased to announce the winner of our Your Next Obsession in YA Fiction competition, in association with YALC.

Huge congratulations to our winner, Amy Lehain! We became a little bit obsessed with Perry Baker, one of two POV characters in their duel narrative WIP. The voice was incredibly strong and leaped right off the page. We hope Amy enjoys all of the incredible advice and authors on display at YALC!

And a big well done to our shortlisted writers: Kenechi Udogu, Sally Gales, Afua Bediako, and Karin Maatman. There was an incredible range of characters and we had an incredibly difficult job choosing between them all.


A huge thank you to everyone who entered! Keep your eyes peeled for future competitions and remember that the 2023 edition of the Children's Writers' & Artists' Yearbook is publishing on 21st July. By pre-ordering over at, you can save 10%!

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