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Times/Chicken House: what we've read!

Posted by Kesia on Saturday April 15th, 2017

The submissions are read and the longlist announced, so we’ve finally had a moment to sit back and realise what an extraordinary number of entries we received this year – the most we’ve ever received. I asked our team of readers for their observations, as well as their thoughts for writers planning on entering the 2018 contest. Here’s what they’ve noticed … (more…)

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Beetle Queen is published today!

Posted by Jazz on Thursday April 6th, 2017
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It's longlist time!

Posted by Kesia on Friday March 24th, 2017
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Love Song wins the Romantic Novel Award!

Posted by Jazz on Tuesday March 14th, 2017
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Beetle Queen is scuttling into bookshops now ...

Posted by Jazz on Friday March 3rd, 2017
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New books for March!

Posted by Jazz on Thursday March 2nd, 2017
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DRAGON RIDER is getting a sequel!

Posted by Jazz on Friday February 24th, 2017
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My Week at Chicken House

Posted by Jazz on Monday February 20th, 2017
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Introducing our Young Judge ...

Posted by Kesia on Friday February 17th, 2017
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Maz Evans is Spurgeons' first ever ambassador

Posted by Jazz on Wednesday February 8th, 2017
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