New Funny Prize for Writing!
What was your favourite funny book as a child or teen? Ours were The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13¾ by Sue Townsend, Fiend Next Door by Sheila Lavelle, The Twits by Roald Dahl and Pongwiffy: A Witch of Dirty Habits by Kaye Umansky.
Laughing at loud at a passage in print and just having to share it with those around you is one of the great joys of reading, so we were delighted to hear about the Greenhouse Literary Agency’s new Funny Prize. The Greenhouse Funny Prize is open to un-agented writers who are currently resident in the UK and Ireland and, most importantly, it must be funny! The closing date is Monday July 30th so get your writing skates on! Read all about the submission and judging process here.
We’re looking forward to the outcome of the competition and are keeping our fingers crossed that new Irish writers do well! Much as we love the paranormal romance and dystopian buzz in children and young people’s publishing, sometime a good old belly laugh is just the ticket! We’d love to hear more about your favourite funny books in the comments below.