Warmest congrats to the Workhouse inmate whose submission is on the shortlisted of three for the Kelpies Prize 2008. £2000 and publication dangling tantalisingly close!
The Kelpies Prize is an annual competition for 'Scottish' novels for children aged between 8 and 12. It is run by Floris Books. Details HERE.
Isn't it funny... this is a prizewinning short story writer par excellence...and he wrote a children's novel for his own kids. And they loved it. And when they grew up, he put it in a drawer. (!!)
Loads of good luck to D.