Entries are invited for our children’s picture book competition (text only), up to 500 words.
Top 10 Shortlisted Entries
Your entry included in Searchlight’s Pitch Book of winning stories, which is sent to literary agents and publishers to help your work get noticed.
Your entry and biography included in our Winners’ Gallery on the Searchlight Awards’ website, which agents, publishers, friends and family can access.
All the above, with your story recognised as the Competition Winner, plus £500 in Cash.
Submissions from 1st May 2023 to 31st August 2023, midnight UK time
Judge: Becky Bagnell of Lindsay Literary Agency
Word limit: 500 words, not including the title
Entry fee per story: £9
Results published: 26th January 2024
Please read the rules below before entering the competition
This competition closed on 31st August 2023