Guppy Books

GUPPY BOOKS YA OPEN SUBMISSIONS SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED!

With great difficulty, we have whittled down the longlist to a shortlist of eleven. It has been a hard job, and I have no doubt missed some great books in the pipeline, but a choice had to be made and I’m thrilled for the remaining authors. Thank you to all who submitted such a dazzling array of stories – they were all such a good standard and hugely enjoyable to read. Now it’s the judges turn to agree on a winner – more on that soon.

Congratulations to the eleven authors through to the Guppy YA shortlist! They are, in no particular order:

Nadia Mikail
Paul Wade
Zoleka Mazibuko
Elva Hills
Jenny Ireland
Lex Aloro
Aoife Doyle
S Fahima Begum
Vikki Gemmell
Rachel Faturoti
David Renton