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Writing Opportunities 2019

The Author of Tomorrow

Information
Closing date: 
31 May 2019
Entry: 
Open to young people of any nationality writing short stories in English in three different age groups No entry fee
Prize: 
16-21 years £1,000, 12-15 years and 11 and under £100 plus £150 in book tokens for their school, library or charity of choice

The Author of Tomorrow is designed to find the adventure writers of the future. Part of the Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize, it is an annual competition open to young people, aged 21 and under, who have completed a short piece of adventure writing in English.
The award is run in partnership with Worldreader, a charity on a mission to make everyone a reader. Written by young people, for young people to read, and judged by a panel of young readers, we hope the Author of Tomorrow will play its part in improving global literacy levels.

How to enter

Closing date 31st May 2019

Young writers will be able to enter the competition within the following three age categories:

Category 1: aged 16-21 years
Prize: £1,000
Young writers must submit a short adventure story between 1500-5000 words in length

Category 2: aged 12-15 years
Prize: £100 plus £150 in book tokens for their school, library or charity of choice
Young writers must submit a short adventure story between 1500-5000 words in length

Category 3: aged 11 and under
Prize: £100 plus £150 in book tokens for their school, library or charity of choice
Young writers must submit a short adventure story up to 500 words in length

Including the winning stories, ten young writers will have their work digitally published in an anthology available in Worldreader's open library, and a personal certificate to celebrate their achievement.

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