Kelpies Prize 2013 -- Now Closed
Thank you to all the authors who submitted their titles for consideration for this year's Kelpies Prize. Our judges are now reading all of the entries and considering which manuscripts will make it onto the shortlist. The shortlisted manuscripts and authors will be announced in July 2013.
Kelpies Prize 2014 -- 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. The deadline for the 2014 prize is not until 28 Februrary 2014, so get writing and you could see your novel in print in early 2015. Good luck!
Publication of Nicking Time: the 2012 winner of the Kelpies Prize
The winner of last year's prize was T. Traynor's brilliant novel for children, Nicking Time. T. Traynor's book was announced as the winner of the Kelpies Prize 2012 at a packed ceremony at the Edinburgh International Book Festival on 17th August 2012, and was published on 7 March 2013.
The other shortlisted entried were Pick 'n' Mix Mums by Debbie Richardson and Shadow Eyes by Rebecca Smith.
The boys are planning a big summer. When they're not hanging out in their den, running the streets, playing fitba or re-enacting battles, they're planning to break into the old Hampden Park stadium -- is there enough time for it all?
Midge's pals are cool -- Bru's ginger; Skooshie's crazy; Hector's brave and Lemur, well, there's something weird about Lemur. He knows too much.
Like, he tells them a ghost story about two tragic deaths that happened over a hundred years ago. When did Lemur learn so much about the past?
T. Traynor was born in Glasgow and studied English before going to Greece to work as an English teacher. She now lives near Oxford, where she edits and writes materials for language textbooks and websites. She has two daughters who she finds very useful when she's testing out story ideas. Nicking Time is her first book.
Kelpies information for adults and children
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If you're aged roughly between 7 and 12 and you're looking for information about Kelpies, the Discover Kelpies website is for you! Packed with exclusive previews, author interviews, the latest news and events, and other fun stuff like puzzles and downloads, it's the place for all Kelpies fans to be.