Waterstones Children’s Book Prize

Waterstones Children’s Book Prize

Rewards and champions new and emerging children’s writers, voted for by booksellers. There are three categories: Illustrated Books, Books for Younger Readers and Books for Older Readers. Submission criteria:

Illustrated Books. Illustrated books authored and illustrated by the same person: the author/illustrator may not have previously published more than two titles of any fiction genre worldwide (educational titles are exempt). Author/illustrator partnerships: neither the author nor illustrator may have previously solely published more than two titles of any fiction genre (which includes picture books) worldwide (educational titles are exempt). The partnership may not have previously published more than two titles together.

Books for Younger Readers and Books for Older Readers. No more than one previously published title of any fiction genre worldwide (educational titles are exempt). The title must make sense as a standalone novel. If the title is illustrated, and the illustrator matches submission criteria for Illustrated Books, then the illustrator will be considered eligible for this category. Narrative non-fiction is also eligible for submission.

There will be an overall winner from the category winners.

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