If you are a fiction writer, the Wilbur Smith Adventure Award could win you 15,000 British pounds. There are two categories: best published adventure novel (£15,000) and best non-published adventure manuscript (£7,000 grant). Criteria for submission can be found HERE.
Deadline is March 12, 2018.
For writers under the age of 21, there is a special category entitled, the Author of Tomorrow Award. This award focus on adventure short story and does not require a full novel-length manuscript submission. The winner of the Author of Tomorrow award will receive £1,500 and be digitally published with Worldreader.
Bristol Bay Summer by Annie Boochever is a fascinating tale of life the wild bush country of Alaska's Bristol Bay and also a thrilling tale of survival. Ms. Boochever is a life-long Alaskan who in additional to writing, expands the future of today's youth from her position as a high school English teacher. Previously, Annie taught elementary music and served as a librarian, during which time she wrote and produced award-winning musical plays for her students. Ms. Boochever has a solid connection to Alaska and the hearts of youth, which culminated in her first fiction novel, Annie Boochever earned a Master's of Fine Arts in Creative Writing for Children and Young Adults from the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts and has won numerous awards for Bristol Bay Summer, including the Literary Classics Award for Best First Novel. It was also a 2016 Alaska State Battle of the Books Selection for Middle School Grades. The Mom's Choice AwardsÂ® named Bristol Bay Summer as among the best in family-friendly media, products, and services, giving it their highest seal of approval, the Gold Mom's Choice Award.
In addition to the adventure in Bristol Bay Summer, parent educators and teachers will enjoy the FREE extensive Study Guide for Bristol Bay Summer aligned to Common Core standards on her website. Activities in the Student Teacher Study Guide include
Check Out the Trailer for Bristol Bay Summer, below:
âIâm not going!â Twelve-year-old Zoey Morley frowned at the raggedy airplane that would take her farther away, to Bristol Bay, Alaska, where she would somehow have to make peace with ten million salmon, her momâs bush-pilot boyfriend, a boy she doesnât understand, and the only family she has left. Along with its stunning beauty, Bristol Bay spits out one challenge after another, including stalking grizzles, a Japanese typhoon, and a plane crash that threatens to end everything. Will Zoey find the strength to save the one person she wished would go away? Or will they both end up like the pieces of airplane fuselage she saw embedded in a cliffside on her first flight into the huge wilderness beyond Anchorage?
We will be introducing our readers to new books by Alaskan authors as we receive word of new titles. Secondhand Summer is our latest find. Written by author Dan L. Walker, Secondhand Summer is an uniquely Alaskan tale of a young teenager named Sam. Sam grew up in a small cabin in the Bush until he was fourteen. When his father dies unexpectedly, his family is forced to move into the city. Sam is suddenly thrust into a whole new world filled where he finds new friends, enemies, and unexpected adventure.
Dan Walker writes his young adult fiction book based on the experience he gained as a homesteader's son in rural Alaska. Later Dan went into education and in 1999 was awarded Teacher of the Year. Currently, Dan lives and writes on Bear Lake, outside of Seward, Alaska and blogs about his Alaskan adventures.
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