The Bookseller has opened submissions for the YA Book Prize 2017.
Next year’s prize, which will again be announced at the Hay Festival (25th May-4th June 2017), will be given to the best YA novel written by a British or Irish author.
“We are thrilled to again partner with Hay Festival for the YA Book Prize,” said Nigel Roby, publisher and chief executive of The Bookseller. “The 2016 award, which was given to One by Sarah Crossan, was a huge success and we cannot wait to see which books publishers enter this year.”
To be eligible for the YA Book Prize 2017, books must be aimed at readers aged 16-24 and written by an author resident in the UK or Ireland. Self-published titles are not eligible and entries must be made by publishers.
Each publisher is allowed to enter up to four titles per imprint or company and the closing date for submissions is 1st December.
More details on how to apply are on the YA Book Prize website.