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Criteria for 2017

1.

The Award will be made annually to the most promising book for seven  year-olds and upwards by a first novelist in a single calendar year.
 

2.

The author may have published other books in another genre - for example, poetry or a picture book - but eligibility for the prize requires that this is her or his first novel for children.
 

3.

The book chosen should be first published on a children's list in the UK in 2016.
 

4.

The book must have an Editor.

5.

The author should live and work in the UK.
 

6.

We cannot accept books that are only available in e-format or that are self published or where the author has contributed or paid for the costs of publishing.

7.

The Award will be for a novel or a younger reader for children, but not for a short story which is part of a compilation by various authors, nor for a picture book, nor for a collection of poetry.
 

8.

The book should have been published between 1 January and 31 December 2016.
 

9.

The winning author and editor will each receive an original beautifully hand-crafted box, inlaid with silver.
 

10.

The winning author will also receive a cheque for 1,000.
 

Rules of Entry for 2017

1.

Publishers should ensure that all submissions satisfy the criteria given in the criteria above.

2.

Each publisher may submit up to five books.

3.

The publisher should initially submit 3 copies of each book - one for the Chair of Judges, Julia Eccleshare, one for the Publicity Manager, Andrea Reece and one for Anne Marley, the Administrator. Please send the book(s) for consideration direct, complete with the submission form to the addresses below. See the download link above for the submission form.

4.

Publishers whose books are subsequently selected for the wider Judging panel will be asked to submit the successful titles to the other Judges on the panel during January 2016.

5.

Books should be submitted no later than Friday 2nd December 2016.

6.

All correspondence should be with the Administrator only.

Please send one copy of each submission to:
Anne Marley, 8 Bolderwood Close, Bishopstoke, Eastleigh, Hampshire SO50 8PG
and
Julia Eccleshare, 21 Tanza Road, London NW3 2UA
and
Andrea Reece, 30 Winton Avenue, London N11 2AT

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Administrator

Anne Marley
8 Bolderwood Close
Bishopstoke
Eastleigh
Hamsphire, SO50 8PG

Tel: 0
2380 600439
Mb: 07976 082049
Email:
anne.marley@tiscali.co.uk

Branford Boase Award 2017 - publishers' information

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