The Big Idea competition 2014 is a multi-platform initiative run by The Blair Partnership and Chicken House Books with Ingenious Media to help surface new storytelling talent.

We are thrilled that The Fandom, a concept created by Angela McCann, has become a reality in a book by debut author Anna Day. It is to be published by Chicken House in October 2017 and Scholastic in 2018.

The Fandom is a fast-paced, genre-flipping young adult fantasy adventure. Cosplay ready, Violet and her friends are at Comic Con. They can’t wait to meet the fandom of mega movie, The Gallows Dance. What they’re not expecting is to be catapulted by freak accident into their favourite world – for real.

The Fandom has gone on to stir up a frenzy of global deals, with rights so far sold in fourteen territories: Australia (Scholastic Australia), Brazil (Record), Canada (Scholastic), Czech Republic (Baronet), France (Pocket Jeunesse), Germany (Chicken House Deutschland), Italy (D’Agostini), Lithuania (Alma Littera), The Netherlands (Luitingh-Sijthoff), Norway (Aschehoug), Romania (RAO), Spain incl. World Spanish (RBA), Turkey (Yabanci), USA (Scholastic).

The other winning ideas are in active development and we look forward to sharing news on these soon.

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