Submissions for the YA Book Prize 2021, which aims to recognise the best Young Adult fiction from the UK and Ireland, close tomorrow (Tuesday 1st December).
The prize is open to titles published in this calendar year aimed at readers aged 16–24 and written by an author resident in the UK or Ireland. Self-published books are not eligible and entries must be made by publishers. Each publisher is allowed to enter up to four titles per imprint or company.
Next spring, a shortlist of 10 titles will be announced. Each title will be in with the chance to be win the £2,000 prize and feature on the YA programme at next year’s Hay Festival.
The YA Book Prize was launched in 2014 by The Bookseller and is run in partnership with Hay Festival. Last year’s award went to Juno Dawson for her exposé of the fashion industry Meat Market (Quercus Children's Books). Previous winners include Louise O’Neill and Patrice Lawrence.
More information about the award, including full entry details and terms and conditions, can be found on the YA Book Prize website.