chapter book prize longlist 2020
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chapter book prize longlist 2020

A huge thank you and congratulations to everyone who entered the inaugural Writing Magazine Chapter Book Prize this year. We did spring it on you a bit but you really rose to the challenge! The entries were all brilliant and it hasn’t been easy creating a longlist. But after careful thought and difficult decisions, we’re delighted to announce this year’s longlist.

Congratulations to:

Celia Anderson London Lu

Sandra Barnes Olly and the Last Vegedactyl

Gemma Callaghan Hollie and the Secret Agents

Charlotte Dale The Garden Witches and the Stink of Town

Marnie Forbes Eldridge Secrets of the Stones

Christopher Horn The Word Spider

Karen Johnson Florence the Fossil Fairy

Louise Kerr Vicky Villain

Justin Kington The Projectionist

Nick Mackie Bob Soup and the Seaweed Suit

Damien McKeating Sophie and the Big Balloon Race

Rosanna Montanaro Essie and the Crew

Cheryl Nosworthy The Silvermoon Magical Riding School

Kelly Sharpe The Magic of Lemon Hollow

Carla Stuart Toto and Tisha’s Terrific Adventures

Matt Twinley School Trips for Spies

Kay Weetch Runaway Frogs and Flying Kittens

Malcolm Welshman Toby Jugg and the Deadly Demons’ Disco

JR Wickins Guardians of The Blue Moon

Claire Yaxley The Curse of Haynford Manor

Congratulations to you all! The next stage involves sending the first three chapters for the shortlisting process. We will be in touch to request these.

For those of you who didn’t make the list this year, please keep writing, and keep going. – we will be running against next year!