The Promise and other stories contains thirty short stories from the National Short Story Week Young Writer 2015 competition. 100% of the royalties from this anthology will be donated to Teenage Cancer Trust, to help young people and their families who are going through a challenging time in their lives.
Our young writers are not afraid to address difficult subjects and ideas, and their stories show a remarkable level of maturity of thought and expression. In this gripping anthology they tackle moral dilemmas, terrorism, betrayal and war. There are creepy tales with a twist, and lighter moments of comedy too, as well as poignant tales about what our families mean to us.
Read the winning story, get creative writing tips from children’s author Joe Craig, and find out how to enter this year’s competition at The Guardian Children’s Books site.