Quantiphi Books for Young People Prize

        • Short stories or poems written for young people (up to age 18)
        • Up to 4,500 words
        • First Prize $200, Second Prize $100, Third Prize 1 year WFNB membership

        The 2022-23 judge: Kristin Butcher

        Kristin Butcher never planned to be a writer, but she’s been doing it professionally now for over 25 years, and she still loves it. She has 30 published books and more in the works. Kristin has been a finalist for the Sheila E. Egoff Award, the IODE Violet Downey Award, the Silver Birch Award, CLA Book of the Year Award and many more. Her books have been OLA Best Bets and ALA Quick Picks selections, and she is a two-time winner of the Chocolate Lily Award. Her latest novel is The Sorcerer’s Revenge, the final book in the historical fantasy Seer Trilogy. Kristin lives in Campbell River, British Columbia. 

        The 2021-22 judge: Orysia Dawydiak

        The 2021-22 winners:

        First place, Betty Sleep, The Caterpillar That Roared

        Second place, Brandi Estey-Burtt, The Art of Repetition
        Third place: Odette Barr, Becoming Canadian

        Honourable Mention: Nola Hicks, Reach for the Rain

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        The opportunity to enter your work in a competition offered by a reputable group or body, is one that every writer should take advantage of. It offers all the participants a chance to have what they have written judged alongside others who may also be new writers, or trying a different area of writing for the first time.  I am delighted to have won the children’s fiction category for 2022 and pleased to add that my children’s novel “Magic in the African Bush” was published in October.

        Betty Sleep, First Place in the Quantiphi Books for Young People prize 2022, for The Caterpillar that Roared

        You don’t know until you try! Winning 3rd place in a new genre to me provided the motivation and confidence to continue writing in that particular genre—I now have a 51,000 word YA manuscript almost ready for querying. Go for it!

        Odette Barr, 3rd place winner, Accreon Prize 2022 (now the Quantiphi Books for Young People Prize) for Becoming Canadian.

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