YNZW Youth Laureate Award

Latest News: The winners have been announced. Please visit our Young NZ Writers’ 2019 Youth Laureate Award winners page for more information about their books.

Phantom Feather Press, in conjunction with Young NZ Writers, is proud to be a part of the:

The prize is for the youth author of an unpublished fiction manuscript to be mentored by a New Zealand author/editor and to have the manuscript further developed for publication by Eileen Mueller and A.J. Ponder of Phantom Feather Press.

The winning student will receive NZ$200 prize money, an ongoing in depth one-on-one mentorship with a published author/editor to bring the work to publishable standard, and a contract for publication (ebook and print), including five free print author copies. The winner will also receive a bespoke cover for their work illustrated acclaimed Australian artist and author David Schembri with overall design and layout by writer-designer A.J. Ponder. The winner will be announced in January 2019 and a prize-giving and book launch to be held at GeyserCon science fiction and fantasy conference at Rotorua at Queen’s Birthday Weekend in June 2019.

Submissions Open 1 July through to midnight 1 December, 2018.
More details on manuscript submission guidelines for the competition go to the Youth Laureate page on the Young NZ Writers website, here.

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