A summary in 99 words

A free to enter, £500 (and more!) prize giving, children's picture book competition, closing at the end of March, which is looking to find new authors to publish in autumn 2017.

Oh Zoe! is all about beautiful personalised books so think about how characters or elements might be tweaked for each recipient.

How to enter in very few words:
  • Write a children's picture book, don't draw any pictures
  • Download the entry form here
  • Email it to competition@ohzoe.com
  • Tell your friends how wonderful you are on Twitter

C'est tout. Though you can of course browse the site for more info.

About us

Oh Zoe! is a UK children's book publisher, launching our first picture book collection in Autumn 2017.

Using the latest digital print technology we are able to personalise every pixel. Each story is specially crafted for the recipient allowing for personalisation in both the text and illustration.

We're launching this competition to find amazing creative partners to share this journey with - there is no fee to enter, a prize fund worth over £1,000, and all work remains the property of the author.

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The competition

We're looking for wonderful picture book stories, no illustration necessary!

The award is given for an exceptional piece of unpublished work. The panel will be looking for stories that promote imagination, challenge gender biases and above all, will be enjoyed by parents and children alike!

All short listed entrants will be invited to join the Oh Zoe! family and have their work published through our website - though we won't be forcing you into publishing your work through us if you choose not to.

Entries close on the 31st of March, 2017 and the prize will be awarded in April.

More about the competition


All qualifying entrants will receive our e-book "Secrets of the trade - how to submit your work and get it published", authored by members of the judging panel with many years of industry experience as commissioning editors.

All short listed entrants will be given the opportunity to publish their work through Oh Zoe!, and those who wish to proceed will see their story come to life, working with one of our illustration team to fully develop their story.

The winning entrant will receive:
  • £500
  • Feedback and consultation with two commissioning editors.
  • A masterclass in marketing and branding from industry leaders.
  • An hour long one-to-one training session with Hollywood Thunderbird Dominic Colenso from In Flow Training.
  • A personalised website to help you promote your brand to the world.
More about the prizes

How to enter

The competition runs until the end of March, 2017 - the winner will be announced in April.

Step 1

Write your story, or dig out one you made earlier!

Step 2

Download the entry form here

Step 3

Fill in all the relevant details taking note of the required fields.