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Kelpies Prize 2015 -- Shortlist Announced!

Thank you to all the authors who submitted their titles for consideration for this year's Kelpies Prize, which is now celebrating its tenth anniversary! We are thrilled to announce this year's shortlisted books are:

  • Drowning in the Mirror by Julie Macpherson (KelpiesTeen)
  • Monsters M.I.A. by Justin Nevil (Kelpies)
  • Slug Boy Saves the World by Mark Smith (Kelpies)

The winner will be announced at a ceremony at the Edinburgh International Book Festival on 27th August.

Kelpies Prize 2014 Winner Published

Lindsay Littleson receives her cheque from Claire McFall The Kelpies Prize 2014 was won by Lindsay Littleson with the laugh-out-loud funny and beautifully written The Mixed-Up Summer of Lily McLean. Lily's got loads going on with her loud, messy family and distracted mum. But when she starts getting warnings about a holiday on the little Scottish island of Millport, her summer gets weirder and weirder...

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. Lindsay was also shortlisted for the Great War Dundee Children's Book Prize 2014 with her novel Shell Hole.

Kelpies Prize 2016 -- 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.

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 2016 prize is not until 29 Februrary 2016, so get writing and you could see your novel in print in 2017. Good luck!

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