WriteMentor runs two different novel awards for writers of children’s fiction.

There is the main award, which opens for entries from December to January 31st. This is for completed manuscripts, and has a separate PB and novel award, judged by separate agent judges.

There is also our Novel-In-Development award, which is based solely on the first 1.5k of your novel, plus synopsis. This award provides feedback for every entry, from 1 adult and 1 child reader.

Entry for novels is usually £10, with PBs at £5 (plus extra for the feedback option).

More details on the current iteration of each award are below.


Opening 1st February and closing 16th May, 2021:


Opening 1st December and closing 31st January 2021:


Previous Novel Award details are below.