Finney’s Story

We are super excited to announce our brand new PICTURE BOOK competition where you can win the chance to have your story ILLUSTRATED, PUBLISHED and PRINTED!


Finney the fox is UCLan Publishing’s cheeky and cheerful mascot who widely represents the spirit of all our books! We are offering one lucky winner the chance to write a story all about Finney and where he comes from. All submissions will be judged by the “Foxes Den” (a small group of young readers) and the winning story will be published as a picture book for all the world to see!

The competition rules are:

  • You must be over the age of 18 years old.
  • Maximum 700 words.
  • Aimed at 4-7 year olds.
  • UK residents only.
  • Entries from previously published authors accepted.

Please submit your final copy to with the reference FINNEY THE FOX COMPETITION. Include your name/contact details and word count. 

Deadline for submission is Thursday 27th Feb 2020 and the winner will be announced at the NYALitFest March 22nd 2020. Publication date to be confirmed.

Terms & Conditions: The winner will receive 10% royalties off the RRP. UCLan Publishing will hold world wide rights, the copy right for text will remain with the author. All details to be negotiated at point of contract.The winning book will be sold across all sales channels through Bounce Sales and Marketing Ltd.