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Kelpies Prize 2016 – Shortlist Announced!

Posted on 08/07/2016 in The Kelpies Prize

Thank you to all the authors who submitted their titles for consideration for this year’s Kelpies Prize! We are thrilled to announce this year’s shortlisted books are:

  • Ruby McCracken: Tragic Without Magic by Elizabeth Ezra
  • The Secret of the Tammy Norrie by Christine Laurenson
  • The Day My School Exploded (But It Wasn’t My Fault!) by Alan McClure

The winner of the Kelpies Prize 2016 will be announced on 25th August at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. For more information on the books and authors you can read our shortlist information sheet.

Kelpies Prize 2017 – 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 submission categories here. The deadline for the 2017 prize is not until 28 Februrary 2017, so get writing and you could see your novel in print in autumn 2018. Good luck!

Kelpies Prize – Previous Winners

2015 winner: Slugboy Saves the World by Mark A. Smith

2015 winner: Slugboy Saves the World by Mark A. Smith

2014 winner: The Mixed-Up Summer of Lily McLean by Lindsay Littleson

2014 winner: The Mixed-Up Summer of Lily McLean by Lindsay Littleson

2013 winner: Attack of the Giant Robot Chickens by Alex McCall

2013 winner: Attack of the Giant Robot Chickens by Alex McCall

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