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The Caterpillar Story for Children Prize

Article by ERMurray © 4 July 2017.
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The Caterpillar Story for Children Prize is now open for the third year running.
The prize is for a story written by an adult for children (aged 7–11). Anyone (over 16) can enter, as long as the story has not been published before (either in print or online).
The word limit is 1,500. It costs €12 per story to enter, and you can enter as many stories as you like.
The three prizes are as follows:
1st prize €500 plus a 2-week stay at The Moth Retreat
2nd prize €300
3rd prize €200
Closing 30 September 2017
You can read last year’s winning story, ‘The Man in the Hole’ by Chris Preece, in the Irish Times.

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Elizabeth Rose Murray lives in West Cork where she writes, fishes, and grows her own vegetables. Her first book for young adults Caramel Hearts (Alma Books) was published June 2016. Her debut novel for children aged 10-12, The Book of Learning - Nine Lives Trilogy 1 (Mercier Press) was chosen as the 2016 Dublin UNESCO City of Literature Citywide Read for Children and the follow-up The Book of Shadows - Nine Lives Trilogy 2 was shortlisted for the 2016 Irish Book Awards. The final installment The Book of Revenge will be published in February 2018.

Elizabeth has poetry and short fiction published in journals across the UK and Ireland - including Ogham Stone, Southword, South Circular, Esc and 3am - and has been shortlisted in various competitions including TV3AM Short Story, Francis MacManus, and Aesthetica Creative Works. She has also performed in Ciudades Paralelas: Station - a live writing installation.

Hoping to encourage new writers, Elizabeth provides manuscript reports and online writing courses through Inkwell Writers and Big Smoke Writing Factory. She is a regular at literary festivals, and offers adult workshops on writing for children and young adults, as well as multiple events and workshops for children and teens.

You can connect with Elizabeth on Twitter @ERMurray, Facebook www.facebook.com/ERMurray.Author or her blog www.ermurray.com

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