Friday, 26 June 2009

Young Fiction Writer of the Year 2009

Young Fiction Writer of the Year 2009 competition now open!

The Young Fiction Writer of the Year competition is the perfect opportunity for young people to develop their storytelling skills, see their name in print and win some exciting prizes. What’s more, your school could win £1000 in books.

This is the first year that Take a Break magazine has launched this competition, and with some fantastic prizes on offer it should appeal to a large number of pupils.

Those children wishing to enter are challenged to write short stories of between 500-1000 words on any topic that interests them. There are three age categories - 8-11, 12-15 and 16-18 - with one winner from each group plus runners-up. Winners will receive Apple laptops, have their stories published in a special issue of Take a Break’s Fiction Feast magazine and have the opportunity to meet Anthony Horowitz. In addition, the school or college of each winner will receive £1000 worth of books.

Entries can be submitted online here, or sent by post.

The final deadline is 15 July 2009

For more information and to read some writing tips please visit

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