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National Short Story Week Young Writer 2013 - 2014

We are pleased to announce the National Short Story Week Young Writer 2013 - 2014 competition

The competition is open to pupils in years 7 and 8. The title of the story must be "The Mistake" and the story has to be between 900 - 1000 words in length.

The winning story will be recorded and broadcast online as a podcast and the winning and runner-up stories will appear in an e-book to be published for National Short Story Week 2014. Both the podcast and e-book will be available free of charge.

Schools must register with us in order to submit entries to the National Short Story Week Young Writer 2013 - 2014 competition. Due to the great interest in this competition we can only accept entries from the first 250 schools to register.* School librarians or English teachers can register their school by emailing After registering you will receive an automated confirmation - please check your spam folder and allow your email software to accept emails from our email address!

Entry is free - there is no charge to take part in the competition. Once registered, you will receive an application pack with all the details you need to take part in the competition, and a poster which can be downloaded and displayed in the school.

Read and listen to winning stories from previous years at

Once registration has closed we will upload resources to this page for schools which missed out on registration but would like to run an in-school competition of their own.

* Please only register if you are seriously intending to send entries from your school - as registering and then not particpating could prevent another school from taking part. Thank you!


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