Thursday, 17 September 2015

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The National Short Story Week Young Writer Competition 2015

The chance to be a published writer while still at school!

The winners of the 4th National Short Story Week short story competition for year 7 and 8 students have been chosen.

The top stories will be published in a paperback and ebook this November, during National Short Story Week. All royalties will go to Teenage Cancer Trust. Last year’s Young Writer anthology was a bestseller on Amazon!

Winners’ schools are currently being contacted and we will list the names of all winners and runners up once permission for this has been confirmed individually.

There are four category runners-up:

Best story by a year 7 girl
Best story by a year 7 boy
Best story by a year 8 girl
Best story by a year 8 boy

From these four students, one overall winner will be crowned National Short Story Week Young Writer 2015.

The next Young Writer competition will launch on Monday 16th November 2015 and registration will open for schools on Monday September 21st 2015. Please come back to the website on September 21st for full details, or check our tweets on Twitter.

Thanks to the kind people at Penguin Random House Children’s the school library of each of the runners-up will receive a copy of the bestselling Dragons at Crumbling Castle by Terry Pratchett.

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