Picture Book Prize winners announced!

CONGRATULATIONS and THANK YOU to everyone who completed a picture book and entered the first ever Writing Magazine Picture Book Prize. Your wonderful stories were so brilliant and creative! We had rhyming stories, funny stories, beautiful stories, magical stories… a pleasure to read through the 600+ entries!

And a very big THANK YOU to Jonathan Telfer at Writing Magazine and my agent, Julia Churchill, for helping to make this Picture Book Prize come to fruition.

Congratulations to all the shortlisted entrants listed here.

After much debate, we decided on the three stories which topped our list. So huge, HUGE congratulations to:

3rd Place:      Fiona Lloyd – Grace and the Band

2nd Place:     Coralie Evans – Oh No I’ve Made My Sister Moo!


1st Place:       Sophie Kirtley – Moles… According to Mike

Well done to you all for your fabulous stories! We will be in touch shortly with details about your prizes. And we very much look forward to following your writing careers in 2018!

A full article on the Prize will feature in the March 2018 edition of Writing Magazine – don’t forget to check it out!

We very much hope that the Picture Book Prize will be running again in 2018, so get planning your next story! More news will appear on this website on the Picture Book Prize page. Please do check it out for news and tips during 2018 – maybe this time next year, your name will be here!

Congratulations again to our winners and shortlisted entrants – and here’s to an exciting and productive 2018!

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