Monday, 27 June 2016

Congratulations Nicki Thornton on winning the 2016 Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition

Today we at Space on the Bookshelf, we are celebrating one of our own, the lovely Nicki Thornton. You may know that all us blog authors, at SOTB, are also writers of children’s fiction and are all aspiring to be published. The road to publication is a tough one, with many hurdles and stiff competition, and bucket loads of rejection.

Nicki is a true trouper and has been writing for a long time, she’s is no stranger to the hardships writers face, but she’s had some fantastic achievements along the way. Nicki made the Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition Long-List way back in 2012, with her middle grade novel The Sleeping Beauty house.

Then earlier this year, Nicki got a further accolade as her Novel, ‘The Firefly Cage’ was Honorary Mentioned in the prestigious SCBWI Undiscovered Voices Anthology. 

‘The Firefly Cage’ then went on to win Nicki the 2016 Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition! This is no mean feat, as the competition is open international and has thousands of entries every year, and has to impress no less than ten judges!

We are immensely proud and uber-excited about Nicki’s achievements, and are looking forward to her book being published in 2017.

I hope you will join us at SOTB in congratulating Nicki on this fantastic achievement.




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    1. It'll be continuous part until it's an actual book, and then it'll be even more partying!


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