Thanks to everyone who entered this year’s dual awards. We are very proud and honoured that so many of you chose to enter.
We were VERY overwhelmed with the final number of 1361 entries.
We received 447 last year, so that’s a SIGNIFICANT increase. The biggest increase was certainly in the PB award.
More stats on the entries are here.
So, this is why we’ve been a little delayed in announcing. You’ve all been incredibly patient and understanding as you waited.
So, to our longlists – well we have 39 entries on the PB longlist and 37 on the novel list, as well as a list of Readers Favourites, which include both entries which longlist and some which didn’t, in the hope, again, that it may provide you with some comfort and encouragement.
In order to make the lists, entries required to get 4 x YES votes from our readers (2 adult and 2 kid readers per entry), so it was TOUGH!
Many of you will receive feedback and have 3 YES votes, so know how close you were, and remember that it’s all subjectivity and luck. Different readers, potentially different outcome.
If you didn’t get any YES votes this time, do take some time to digest the comments you receive and see how you can implement those and get your work back out there once you’ve worked on those.
If you have been longlisted for the novel, please reply to Stuart’s email (which you will receive shortly) with your full manuscript by 11.59pm on Sunday 14th March, 2021.
PB writers, there is no need to resend your text.
And if you’re on the list, as reading is blind, do not mention your title on social media please. But definitely DO celebrate being on the list.
And do remember, whatever the result, you will all have your feedback on the way. (Please allow at least 1 week for this to be distributed. If you are on the longlist, you will not receive your feedback until your participation is finished.)
So onto the LONGLISTS!
Picture Book Longlist
|A Snooffle Just Snaffled My Breakfast||Go, Tortoise, Go!||Scarytale||The Helpful Elf|
|Bamboo Surprise||Goggles the Supercow||Snuggle Snuggle Snore||The Power of YETi|
|Bubble Bath Brew||Love Makes Room||Spoonicorn||The Queen’s Breakfast|
|Captain Tangle||Mina and The Giant||Super||The Sneezy Wheezy Dragon|
|Cat and Moose||Miss Rooter’s Computer||Superfast Sam||The Weirdest In The World|
|Coronation Chicken||My Super-Duper, Eight-Armed Friend||That Bear!||What’s a Blam Blam?|
|Creepy Hollow’s Graveyard Bash||Not a Carrot||The Animal Alphabet Shake-Up||Which is Witch?|
|Cuddle Trouble||Princess Puzzler||The Coin||Wonky Carrot: Escape from the Compost Heap|
|Daddy, I’m a Dinosaur||Pumpkin’s Fairytale||The Cross-Mouse Tree||Zombie World Cup|
|Don’t forget to close your book||Ruby’s Mammoth Mission||The Grizzly Beard|
Novel Award Longlist
|1666||Gully||Sahara And The Amulet Of The Four||The Mysterious Death Of H.R.H.|
|Angel Land||Hate the Stars||Sisters Of The Fox||The Others|
|Arcanium||Kindred Spirit||The Amazing Adventure of January Wren and Talkative Joe||The Pic n’ Mix Pop Party Pirates: Jack and the Jellybeans|
|Birdgirl||Legend of the Stone Circles: Meren’s Mirror||The Art Of Beautiful Scars||The Sum Of All The Gifts|
|Cats From Outer Space||Maisie’s Iceland Adventure||The Belongsong||The Thing About Giants|
|Cursed Objects||My Dark Awakening||The Burning||Trev|
|Dream Dial||Obsidian Heart||The Headhunters of No1 Morphus Place||We Are Fractals|
|Escape From Nowhere||Railers||The Lord of the Hat||Year 4B and the Attack of the Zombies|
|For Never Was A Story||Rescuing Mim||The Metronomical Boy|
|Genji the Ninja||Rossella and the Naughty Nonnas|
Please note if a title appears twice, it is because more than one reader voted it as a favourite.
And also note that not all readers chose a favourite.
Many of these titles made the longlist, but many didn’t, and so you should feel very proud if yours features below.
|Beastie in the Loch|
|Bogey Bugston has No Clue|
|Cats From Outer Space|
|Ruby’s Mammoth Mission|
|Somebody’s Stolen My Story|
|Super Mega Tortoise|
|The Genetic Structure of Chaos|
|The Helpful Elf|
|The Lord of the Hat|
|The Silver Girl|
|The Umbrella Man|
|What About Rory?|
|What about Rory?|
|Year 4B and The Attack of the Zombies|
|A Christmouse Competition|
|A Glass Moon|
|A Kingdom of Fear and Flowers|
|A Lovely Fluffy Bunny Kind of Story|
|A rather hairy escape|
|Arthur – The Swallow Who Stayed|
|Babbyboo’s Bedtime Adventures|
|Captain Tuna and the Nostrils of Doom|
|Carringan Carruthers, Cartographer Extraordinary|
|Cat and Moose|
|Cats From Outer Space|
|Cats from Outerspace|
|Circus of Stars|
|CLOCKWORK GHOSTS IN PERWINKLE SKIES|
|Clown Class – Clara and the Queen’s Cake|
|Fizz Laker, Troubled|
|Fizz Laker, Troubled|
|George and the Number Seven|
|Grandpa On Trial|
|Hogpog and the Snack Snaffler|
|How to Float a Billy Goat|
|I want to eat you|
|I’m a Docodile, that’s me!|
|In the Quicksand of Wishes|
|Joe No One|
|Luna and the Moonbow|
|Miss Elder’s Fairy Tale Academy|
|Murder in Velvet AND The Flood Child|
|My Favourite Place|
|Not a Carrot|
|Not a Carrot|
|On the Way Down|
|On wings To The Stars|
|Our magic string|
|Penguin Bob’s Christmas Job|
|Poo Slurping Pup|
|Ready Or Not|
|Rua and the Wolf|
|Sisters of the Fox|
|Superfast Sam, Love Makes Room, and The Animal Circus|
|The 12 Days of Tamara Frost|
|Clear off, Crow!|
|The Bird Sea|
|The Blue Toad|
|The Boggle Spotter|
|The cake conundrum a baker’s burrow mystery|
|The cat who was scared of a boo|
|The Egg Stealing Shadow|
|The Elephant and the bee|
|The Endling chronicles|
|The Finest Flower By Far|
|The Hummingbird Duel|
|The Isle of Giants|
|The Magic of Hare Hill|
|The Memory of Swimming|
|The monstrolagy guide and attack of the zombies|
|The Pic n’ Mix Pop Party Pirates: Jack and the Jellybeans|
|The Queen and the Moon|
|The Sea Lord’s Curse|
|The Tattered Crown|
|The Turquoise Thief|
|The Undergrounders & the Deception of the Dead|
|The unjolly christmas turkey|
|Through the window|
|Webmaster in Training|
|Writing to Wibble|
|Yoo Hoo, Mr. Crab!|
And to our readers, our adult ones listed below and our 300 or so kid readers, thank you for making this possible. Here’s to the longlist reading next!
|Amy V Borg|
|Clare Helen Welsh|
|Julie Marney Leigh|
|Piu Das Gupta|