First Place for Stephanie Ward’s Middle-Grade Manuscript

Huge congratulations to our author Stephanie Ward for winning first place at the Yeovil Literary Prize in the Children’s & YA category for her manuscript Aliens Are Coming (I’m 99.36% Sure This Time).

This year’s Children’s and YA category was judged by Hannah Gold, author of multi-award-winning novels The Last Bear, Finding Bear, and The Lost Whale. Here is what Hannah had to say about Aliens

“Not only did this feel original and quirky, I loved the voice and tone of the writing and it felt like something middle-grade readers would really enjoy. It also made me laugh out loud, which is always a good thing!”

We couldn’t be happier for Stephanie and this marvellous award!

Aliens Are Coming (I’m 99.36% Sure This Time) is a hilarious, tear-jerking middle-grade novel, for 8-12 year olds. This dual-narrative story is told through prose and the observation notes and transcripts of a young boy searching the stars for his Mom’s missing spaceship and a martian on his first exploration of Earth.

The manuscript for Aliens Are Coming (I’m 99.36% Sure This Time) still has rights available. Contact our sales team if you are interested!


Caroline Wakeman Literary Agency focuses on picture and early chapter books. Based in London and New York City, we have a team of literary agents specializing in children’s books and young fiction. Our goal is to create engaging stories for young readers.