The Times/Chicken House longlist is here!
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!