Get Your Bake On
The second novel in Laurel Remington's delicious Secret Cooking Club series, Confetti & Cake, is out now! Laurel has stopped by our blog to chat about why she loves The Great British Bake Off (who doesn't?)!
New August books!
Three new must-reads are hitting the shelves today! Sit back, relax, and read on to find out about our new August books ... (more…)
NaNoWriMo Nov Day 4: Laurel Remington
Today it's the turn of last year's Times/Chicken House Children's Fiction Competition winner (and now published author of The Secret Cooking Club!): Laurel Remington! (more…)
As August arrives in a flurry of rain, we're enjoyed some serious bookish sunshine in the Chicken House offices, with three totally gripping reads ... (more…)
Passing the Crown
Laurel Remington won the 2015 Times/Chicken House Children's Fiction Competition with The Secret Cooking Club, which will be published by Chicken House in August 2016. Here she tells us what her publishing journey has been like, and her advice for the final five. (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…)
Children's Fiction Competition: What Makes a Winner?
So you’ve written your children’s novel – or perhaps you’re planning on writing one before our 18 December deadline! – but either way you’re probably curious about what we’re looking for. Here’s a little info on past winners for an insight into who, and what, has won in the past … (more…)
Three Months On: Winning the Times/Chicken House Children's Fiction Competition
Laurel Remington, winner of the Times/Chicken House Children's Fiction Competition 2015, tells us her experience of winning ...
'And the winner is ...'
Four little words. Words that could change a life. When I went inside the Savile Club in London that day in March, I didn’t dare to hope that it could be my life. (more…)
CHILDREN'S FICTION COMPETITION WINNER ANNOUNCED ... AND 2016 COMPETITION OPENS!
We are delighted to announce the winner of the 2015 Times/ Chicken House Children's Fiction Competition:
THE SECRET COOKING CLUB FOR GIRLS by Laurel Remington
Laurel's warm and witty tale of baking, friendship and finding your calling impressed all of our judges. Scarlett's mum - a social media guru - uses her daughter's life as embarrassing blog-fodder. Withdrawn and lacking in confidence, Scarlett stumbles upon the magic of cooking. But she can't possibly let her mum find out...
Many congratulations to Laurel and to all our shortlisted authors for reaching the competition's most outstanding shortlist yet.
Last year's winner, the fabulously atmospheric THE SOUND OF WHALES by Kerr Thomson, is publishing on Thursday 2nd April - watch this space!
THIS YEAR'S COMPETITION IS NOW OPEN!
Enter the Times/Chicken House Children's Fiction Competition 2016 ...
... and win a publishing contract worth £10,000!
We are looking for original ideas, a fresh voice and a story children will love. If you have written a novel for children between the ages of 7 and 18, visit our submissions page for details on how to submit your manuscript.
The competition has already launched the careers of many talented children's authors - you could be next!
Competition closes Friday 30th October 2015
Click here for full terms and conditions and for details of the prize.