The Times/Chicken House longlist is here!

Posted by Jazz on Friday May 31st, 2019

WOW – what a year! We asked for ideas, creativity and talent and we certainly weren’t disappointed. We received a wealth of incredible stories from talented writers based all over the world. THANK YOU. But also, you’ve made it SO HARD to choose our tenth anniversary long list!

Our final twenty titles really does represent the crème-de-la-crème – these books have beaten off stiff competition to earn their place on the list. There’s a huge diversity of content here, with spy stories, epic fantasy adventures, steampunk and historical tales all rubbing shoulders and jostling for position. So without further ado, I’m delighted to reveal the longlist for the tenth Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition ...

The Children of the Quicksands by Efua Traore

The Corn Maiden by Kerry Fleming

The Delinquent Spy by Jason Bromfield

The E.G.A (Exceptional Gamers Academy) by Stephen Catling

Ekimmu by Kimberly Mach

The Fourth Age of the Great Space Whale by Hannah Durkan

Gizmo's Great Invention by Billy Treacy

Heartless by Chloe Perrin

The Hidden Eye by Serena Molloy

The Impossible by Simon Dale

Margot and the Maelstrom by Simon Reid

My Dad the Earth Warrior by Gary Haq

Operation Hothouse by Anne Mitchell

A Rhyme of Dark Words by Jeremy Smith

The Silence and the Word by Christopher Hill

The Snow Globe by Jenna Nelson

Something Fishy by Richard Pickard

Tales of the Guild by Tracy Mackenzie

Timewave by Andrew McFarlane

Wishyouwas by Alexandra Page

We’re planning to announce the shortlist of five titles at the end of June, so keep an eye on our social media accounts for further news …

Congratulations to all of our longlisted authors – and good luck!

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