SCBY Book Submission Criteria

  • Junior Fiction - Suitable for children aged from 9 to 12 years old.
  • Published in paperback between 1st June 2018 to 31st May 2018 in the UK.
  • Needs to be first in a series or a stand-alone title if part of a series.


The author needs to live in the UK and be able to attend the award day and ceremony on Tuesday 26th March 2019 in Stockton-on-Tees, please note that all short listed authors will do three one hour author sessions during the day with participating schools and then attend a one hour award ceremony where the winner is announced.

Please note if an author is successful and invited to the awards day they are paid a fee and their overnight accommodation will be paid for. We ask the publisher to cover the cost of the authors travel and to donate 25 books towards the project which go to the participating schools.