The 2010 Katherine Paterson Prize Deadlines and Judge Announced

From Bethany Hegedus

Bestselling author Holly Black [shown] will be the 2010 judge of the Katherine Paterson Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing at Hunger Mountain: the VCFA Journal of the Arts.

The Katherine Paterson prize was launched last year to honor writers of young adult and children’s literature. Writers may enter young adult and middle grade writing and writing for young children. Entries may be short stories or novel excerpts.

There is a $20 entry fee, and the postmark deadline is June 30. There is a $1000 prize for the winning entry, and three runners-up receive $100. The winner and the runners-up are all published on Hunger Mountain online.

Complete guidelines may be found here.