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Win £1000 - writing competition for the Author of Tomorrow...

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Author of Tomorrow is an annual story writing competition for young people aged 21 and under. You'll write a story and a panel of young readers will be the judges.

The 2019 author of Tomorrow is currently open for submissions until 31st May 2019. To enter you must write a short piece of adventure writing in English.

You can enter the competition under the following three age categories:

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

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

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

What happens once you submit a story?
We'll work with a team of readers to provide feedback to all the writers who enter the competition. We'll then identify the stories that best fit the guidelines for what an adventure is, and create a shortlist of 10 applicants.

These ten young writers will work with an editor before having their work digitally published and made available in Worldreader's open library. You will also receive a certificate to celebrate their achievement.

These stories will then be read by our team of young judges who will decide the winner of the 2019 Author of Tomorrow, to be announced at our award ceremony in London, on 12th September 2019.

KEY DATES...

  • Deadline for entries: 31st May 2019
  • Shortlist Announced: 16th July 2019
  • Winners Announced: 12th September 2019

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