• Nicola Wardley

Ampersand Prize 2020 Shortlist


On a recent Sunday, I was scrolling through emails (confession: I have a ridiculous number of email accounts) when that glorious word, Congratulations! caught my eye.

News – from Hardie Grant Egmont, leading children’s publisher – that my middle-grade story had been shortlisted in the Ampersand Prize 2020.

Oh, happy day.

This is what the Hardie Grant website has to say about the prize:

The premier award for debut novelists of middle-grade and young adult books
... We’re on the hunt for brilliant young adult and middle-grade manuscripts by debut authors; from mystery to contemporary to adventure and everything in between, we want your words!

I’m very grateful for the opportunity. Competitions are a way for us wannabe authors to get our manuscripts in front of editors.


You can read all about it here: https://www.booksandpublishing.com.au/articles/2020/10/21/158260/ampersand-prize-2020-shortlist-announced/

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