DRAGON RIDER is getting a sequel!
Introducing our Young Judge ...
Only one month to go before the Times/Chicken House Children's Fiction Competition longlist announcement, and while our team are feverishly reading through our biggest EVER number of submissions, we have some very exciting news … (more…)
Maz Evans is Spurgeons' first ever ambassador
Those of you who've already managed to get your hands on a copy of Who Let the Gods Out? will know that it is not lacking in the hilarity stakes – readers young and old have been loving Maz Evans' hilarious mythological romp. But it's also the tale of a young boy in a very difficult position: caring for his very poorly mum whilst still at school. (more…)
Who Let the Gods Out? is Waterstones Children's Book of the Month!
We are SUPER excited to share the wonderful news that Who Let the Gods Out? by Maz Evans is Waterstones' Children's Book of the Month! We could not be more thrilled for this wonderful book and its wonderful author - ever since Maz's story stormed into the chicken coop with a bolt of lightning, we knew it was going to be something special ... (more…)
The Secret of Nightingale Wood is Waterstones' Children's Book of the Month!
Exactly one week to go until James Nicol’s The Apprentice Witch is magicked into the book world, and we’re delighted to announce that we’ve acquired two more novels in the series – hurray! But what’s it all about? (more…)
And the winner is ...
On Monday at the Savile Club, in the downpour of the British summer, our ten judges sat down over coffee and biscuits to decide on the winner of the 2016 Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition. The debate was heated: every one of our shortlisted novels received passionate support. But ultimately, there can only be one winner. And the winner is … (more…)
Our shortlist is here!
From the huge amount of entries we received to this year's Times/Chicken House Children's Fiction Competition, we've managed to narrow it down to just five! It was a tough job - each of this year's longlistees were truly fantastic, each story filled to the brim with originality, outstanding writing and completely riveting plots. Each longlisted submission left our team of readers glued to the pages, and it was no mean feat to whittle 20 stories down to five. So without further ado, here they are! (more…)
We have a longlist!
We're very pleased to be announcing the longlist for the Times/Chicken House Children's Fiction Competition! Our team of experienced readers read every single submission – and there were lots! – and along with Barry Cunningham and the Chicken House team have drawn up a longlist of the twenty very best submissions. So, here they are! (more…)
OPEN COOP is back!
At Chicken House, we’ve always been committed to seeking out and developing new talent – our fantastically successful Times/Chicken House Children's Fiction Competition offers the chance for unpublished and unagented authors to win a £10,000 publishing contract, and we’ve had tonnes of success publishing the winners (and several shortlistees!) over the years. (more…)