Est. 1993

Leapfrog Press

2022 YA | MG Longlist Announced

The Leapfrog Global Fiction Prize
for Young Adult | Middle Grade authors, 2022

Final judging to be undertaken by New York Times Bestselling Author, Roseanne Parry of A Wolf Called Wander and A Whale of the Wild.

We thank everyone who entrusted us with their submission to the Leapfrog Global Fiction Prize contest for the 2022 Young Adult/Middle Grade category.

With so many wonderful manuscripts this year, deliberating was no easy task.

However, we are happy to announce the following longlist, with no author names attached (as blind judging is ongoing):

Good Intentions

My Life With the Ragtag Whirly Girlies

A Very Bad Unseen Thing

Black Snowman


The Girl Next Door

Boys on a Train

Like Watermelon Candy

Questions of a Warrior

Things I Learned When I Was Dead

Jellyfish Dreaming

The Aves

Our goal is to announce the winner by early autumn, along with finalists, semi-finalists, and honorable mentions. The First Prize package includes a publication contract offer from Leapfrog Press (U.S.) and Can of Worms Press (U.K.) with an advance payment against royalties, a critique from guest judge Roseanne Parry, permanent listing on the website of each press, and $150; finalists will receive the critique, permanent website listings, and $150; semi-finalists will get their choice of a Leapfrog or Can of Worms book and permanent website listings; honorable mentions will receive permanent website listings.