Wanted: Young writers who can make us go wow!

Are you a budding young writer?

Are you a budding young writer? - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Are you a wizard with words? Does your imagination race at 100 miles an hour and keep you awake at night?

If ideas ricochet around your brain like rockets, our children’s short story competition is just made for you!

We’ve teamed up with BBC Radio Suffolk to launch the first Suffolk short story competition for children aged 5-11 ? and there are £50 book vouchers for the winners!

We are looking for an original piece of fiction, no more than 500 words long, written by you. The winning stories will be published in the East Anglian Daily Times and on our website.

The winning tales will also be read on air on Lesley Dolphin’s afternoon show by one of our judges, and the writers will be interviewed by Lesley on BBC Radio Suffolk.


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There are two age groups: five- to seven-year-olds and eight- to 11-year-olds (the age you are on October 3, 2015).

There is a prize of £50 of book tokens for each age group.

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All stories must be your own original work and submitted by an adult. They can be submitted via http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/write-now or emailed to liz.nice@archant.co.uk or lesley.dolphin@bbc.co.uk

Our judges are the novelists Esther Freud and Meg Rosoff, and Mary and John James from The Aldeburgh Bookshop. You can read about them here, and find some great tips to make sure your story has the X factor.

So, get out your pens and WRITE NOW!

All the details can also be found here

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