The Times and Chicken House have teamed up to search for another great children's writer. As such, they have announced the Times/Chicken House Children's Fiction Competition 2012. With an impressive list of judges that includes the likes of Michelle Paver, Barry Cunningham, Nikki Gamble and others, they have out out the call for manuscripts (not more than 80,000 words) suitable for children ages 9 to 16 years.
So, if you have such a manuscript on paper or in your head, here's the link that will explain all. Good luck!