The Times and Chicken House have teamed up to find an undiscovered new voice in children's books. The judges are Barry Cunningham (publisher and MD of Chicken House), Amanda Craig (children's reviewer The Times), Malorie Blackman (award-winning children's author), Wayne Winstone (children's category manager Waterstone's) and Karen Robinson (children's librarian and YLG committee member).
A shortlist of five will be announced in Feb 2008 with the winner announced at Easter. Publication planned for autumn 08. For details of how to submit a manuscript go to www.timesonline.co.uk/childrensauthor