We are dancing with joy this morning as we can now shout from the rooftops that THE ART OF BEING NORMAL by our very own Lisa Williamson has been shortlisted for this year's Waterstones Children's Book Prize!
We've got three absolute stunners publishing TODAY - Thursday 4 February - WILD LILY by KM Peyton, LIONHEART by Richard Collingridge and TAMSIN AND THE DEEP by Neill Cameron and Kate Brown!
We are very proud to announce that THE ART OF BEING NORMAL has been longlisted for this year's Branford Boase Award!
Earlier this year, we began a competition for authors who did not have agents to submit their work to us. We opened submissions for two weeks, and received over 1,000 entries - that's the equivalent of over 70 a day!
We asked for the first three chapters, or 5,000 words, of a novel, or a full picture book text with sample illustrations.
We read through every submission sent into us carefully, and then asked a shortlist of entrants to submit their complete manuscripts to us (if a novel). We have now come to a final decision...