THE GREENHOUSE FUNNY PRIZE
Drumroll please! Here they are, out of the hundreds who submitted from all over the world, the winners of the 2013 Greenhouse Funny Prize!
For North America, winning representation by John Cusick:
LITTLE MISS MUFFET WANTS REVENGE by Lisa Marnell
For the United Kingdom, winning representation by Polly Nolan *and* a complimentary pass to the forthcoming York Writers’ Festival:
MURRAY THE HORSE by Gavin Puckett
We had so many amazing, rib-tickling entries this year. A few deserve special commendation:
Highly Commended, North America:
NINJA BABY RISING by Jessica Shaw
Highly Commended, U.K.:
EMILY JONES AND THE TOTALLY MISSING CATS by Jane Howard
Commended, North America:
HOW THEY SPENT THEIR SUMMER VACATION (YOUR TEACHERS’ SECRET LIVES) by Andrea Perry
LAINEY’S EXASPERATING DAY by Niki Masse Schoenfeldt
BRIMSTONE FOR BREAKFAST by Natasha Ellis
THE GROWING DOWN OF PICKLE-EYED JOE by Jennifer Moore
Our Highly Commended and Commended authors will receive some amazing gift baskets of fantastic and fantastically funny books!
Congratulations to all, and thanks to the many who submitted! A very special thank you to our guest judges, Jill Santopolo, Executive Editor at Philomel, and Leah Thaxton, Publisher of Faber Children’s Books, who lent their time, expertise, and funny bones to help make this year’s prize a success.
- The Greenhouse