Posted by: anitanolan | September 11, 2010

Delacorte Press Contest for First Young Adult Novel

Just a reminder that the submission window for the Delacorte Press Contest for First Young Adult Novel opens October 1.  It should be a contemporary novel suitable for readers aged 12-18.

The prize of a book contract (on the publisher’s standard form) covering world rights for a hardcover and a paperback edition, including an advance and royalties, will be awarded annually to encourage the writing of contemporary young adult fiction. The award consists of $1,500 in cash and a $7,500 advance against royalties.

1. The contest is open to U.S. and Canadian writers who have not previously published a young adult novel. Employees of Random House, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates, and members of their families and households are not eligible.

2. Foreign-language manuscripts and translations are not eligible.

3. Manuscripts submitted to a previous Delacorte Press contest are not eligible.

For more information, see: Delacorte Press Writing Contest.


  1. Can you tell me when the young adult contest will begin for 2011-2012. Is it still being held?

    Thank you

    • I believe that Delacorte is no longer offering the contest.

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