Tessa Duder Award
The Storylines Tessa Duder Award was inaugurated in 2010. The award is administered by Storylines and from 2014 is sponsored by Walker Books.
It is made biennially, when merited, to the author of a work of fiction for young adults aged 13 and above. The award is not open to any writer who has had a novel or work of long fiction for either children or adults published in print or digital format (i.e. one sold through physical or online bookstores) or in the process of publication. Previous publication by the author in school readers and similar educational material; magazine articles; short stories or poetry; or contribution to an anthology, is allowable. (If in doubt, writers should seek a ruling from Storylines.) The writer must be a New Zealand resident. The award carries a monetary prize of $1500 and an offer of publication by Scholastic New Zealand.
Manuscripts, with accompanying form and fee payment, must be postmarked no later than 31 October every second year.
The award winner is announced in March and the published book launched the following year.
The Storylines Tessa Duder Award recognises Tessa Duder’s outstanding contribution to children’s literature, both in terms of publishing output and her tireless work in the area of children’s literacy.
Entries are now open for the 2015 Storylines Tessa Duder Award.
The recipients of the Storylines Tessa Duder Award are:
2012: Rachel Stedman; manuscript published as A Necklace of Souls.
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