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Kelpies Prize 2014 Winner Announced

We are thrilled to finally announce the winner of the Kelpies Prize 2014. A hearty congratulations to Lindsay Littleson and her funny tale of family love and how mixed-up it can be, The Mixed-Up Summer of Lily McLean!

Well done to fellow shortlisted authors Paul Bristow and Joan Pratt.

The Mixed-Up Summer of Lily McLean

Lindsay Littleson receives her cheque from Claire McFallAt home in Largs, Lilyís stuck in the middle. Stuck in the middle of her big sisterís teenage tantrums with mum. Stuck in the middle of her younger brothers fighting all day for the TV remote. Only her baby sister Summer seems to like spending time with her.

So itís a big relief when Gran offers to take Lily on a holiday to Millport, just the two of them. But itís the weirdest thing. Lily keeps hearing a strange voice telling her not to go. It tells her that Millport ó safe, small Millport ó is dangerous.

Just what could be dangerous about a summer holiday with Gran?

Lindsay Littleson dreamed of being a writer when she was little but found that real life kept getting in the way. Now a primary school teacher in Renfrewshire, Lindsay finally found the time to try writing for children in January this year and has already published a short story with Walker Books, in addition to winning the Kelpies Prize with her first children's novel The Mixed-Up Summer of Lily McLean.

Kelpies Prize 2015 -- Now Open

Have you got a brilliant idea for a children's novel set in Scotland? If you missed out on entering the Kelpies Prize this year, don't worry because you still have plenty of time to submit your entry for next year's prize.

New for 2015, we are now accepting submissions in three categories: Young Kelpies (6-8 years), Kelpies (8-11 years) and KelpiesTeen (11-14 years). You can read more about our new submission categories here. The deadline for the 2015 prize is not until 28 Februrary 2015, so get writing and you could see your novel in print in early 2016. Good luck!

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