The manuscripts should have strong literary merit with:

  • Engaging characters with whom young readers can identify.
  • A protagonists who overcome challenges or obstacles in a positive way.
  • A well-developed plot with a clear beginning, middle and end.
  • Effective use literacy devices.
  • Display excellent story-telling style, such as strong imagery, lively dialogue, and vivid descriptions.
  • Reflect current issues and challenges of concern to contemporary Ghanaian adolescents.