Chicken House's 20th Anniversary Open Coop!

Posted by Kesia on Friday December 13th, 2019

We’re turning 20 years old in 2020 – hurray! – and to kick off our anniversary celebrations, we’re opening submissions up for one day only … that’s right, Open Coop is back on 2nd January 2020! (more…)

Our first Open Coop novel!

Posted by Jazz on Tuesday March 8th, 2016

A couple of years ago we held our first Open Coop a one-day amnesty in which writers could send their stories directly to us. From the huge amount of submissions we received, we discovered a brilliantly funny and quirky novel centering around the horror of all horrors: a chocopocalypse! Written by debut novelist Chris CallaghanThe Great Chocoplot is the first Open Coop novel to be published and is available to buy now. Here, Chris tells us about his publishing experience ...  (more…)

OPEN COOP is back!

Posted by Kesia on Thursday March 3rd, 2016

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new talent – our fantastically successful Times/Chicken House Children's Fiction Competition offers the chance for unpublished and unagented authors to win a £10,000 publishing contract, and we’ve had tonnes of success publishing the winners (and several shortlistees!)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…)