Young Writers Prize Archive

Young Writers Prize 2014 Winner!

We are so pleased to be announcing the winner of the Hot Key Wattpad Young Writer’s Prize in collaboration with Wattpad! It was so thrilling to see the huge amount of creativity out there. And the response to the competition was superb. It made the selection process enjoyable … but very hard at the same […]

Wattpad Young Writers Short Story Competition Winners

The time is finally here to announce the winners of the Wattpad & Hot Key Young Writers Short Story competition that we were running alongside the Young Writers Prize on Wattpad. We were so impressed with the talent across the competition but the stories of our two winners really stood out! We absolutely loved reading […]

Shortlist announcement for the Wattpad Hot Key Books Young Writers Prize

  We are so excited to announce the shortlist for the Wattpad Hot Key Books Young Writers Prize. It was a tough call from the longlist, but we’ve done it and can’t wait to see what happens next! Here they are:   Katrin Hollister – THE WINDCASTER “In the Kingdom of Dernexes, where Wind magic […]

The Younger Writers Prize: The Longlist

It’s been an exciting couple of weeks for everyone who entered their story into the Young Writers Prize with Wattpad. Everyone was busy promoting their stories and voting for their favourites. Today we wanted to share some of the lovely conversations that have been going on in the comments of our Wattpad page! There was […]

Young Writers Prize Voting Round!

The deadline to enter the 2014 Young Writers Prize in collaboration with Wattpad passed last week and that means it’s time to vote. Over the last weeks we’ve gathered over 27,000 followers and about 400 entries! We need your help to find the best stories and if you vote you have a chance to win […]

Young Writers Prize 2014 in collaboration with Wattpad

Are you ready for this year’s Young Writers Prize? For the 2014 Young Writers Prize we have teamed up with Wattpad! If you are an unagented, unpublished writer aged 18 to 25, who writes novels for teens, then this is for you. This year will be the third time that the Young Writers Prize is […]

Young Writers Prize Announcement

Today we can finally announce the results of the 2013 Young Writers Prize – for unpublished, unagented authors between the ages of 18-25. We had an amazing shortlist and here is a video where some of the shortlisted authors talk about how they discovered the prize and what their writing process was like. The decision […]

Announcing…the Hot Key Books Young Writers Prize SHORTLIST

It’s been 6 months since the competition submissions closed, three months since we selected our longlist and one week since we selected our shortlist.  It’s time to reveal the finalists for the Hot Key Books Young Writers Prize 2013! There are finalists from the UK, Australia and USA (including Tasmania and Alaska!); stories featuring giants, […]

Young Writers Prize: Our Top Ten Writing Tips

Hello one and all! It’s Tuesday and that means it’s time for a top ten countdown. This week – our top ten writing tips to have come out of this year’s Young Writers Prize. We had a ton of entries, and the quality of this year’s writing was even stronger than last year. However, there […]

2013 Young Writers Prize

Attention 2013 Young Writers Prize entrants! In two weeks time, on 28th October, we will be contacting the long listed writers. We hope that you’ve spent your summer expanding your first 4,000 words into a full length novel. (Don’t tell us you’ve spent all summer at the beach, because then you should get work right […]


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