STORYLINKS 2020 Short Story Competition for Young Writers

Children in Grades 4, 5 and  6 are invited to write a short story of between 1000 and 1500 words - on any subject. The winner will receive $100 and have their story published on the StoryLinks website. IMPORTANT DATES Entries due by 9 OCTOBER 2020 Shortlist announced 19 OCTOBER 2020 Winner announced 1 NOVEMBER … Continue reading STORYLINKS 2020 Short Story Competition for Young Writers

Mindy is Strange wins 2020 Short Story Competition

Congratulations to Desmond Doyle, the author of Mindy is Strange, which has won the 2020 Short Story Competition. Judges' comments: The story was well written and original. It was immediately engaging with suspense and interest well balanced. The focus stayed on the main character throughout and Mindy's voice was both arresting and touching. The familiar … Continue reading Mindy is Strange wins 2020 Short Story Competition

SHORTLIST 2020 Short Story Competition

Congratulations to the 2020 Short Story Competition Shortlisted authors Sharyn Abdullah: Ben's Secret Weapon Annaleise Byrd: Septic Tank Swim Team Desmond Doyle: Mindy is Strange Anna Quinlan: Stella Fey Joanna Wisbey: The Mystery of Bucket Man The winner will be announced on Hans Christian Andersen's birthday, 2nd April, International Children's Book Day    

2020 Short Story competition now open!

All writers of children’s stories aged 18+ are invited to enter the 2020 StoryLinks Short Story competition Entries should be a short story, maximum of 1000 words, suitable for children of any age up to 15 years old. Due date for entries is Monday, 16 March 2020. The shortlist of three  will be announced Monday,  … Continue reading 2020 Short Story competition now open!

Be Careful What You Wish For by Toby Adeney is the 2019 winner of the Children’s Short Story competition Year 4 – 6 category

WINNER! Be Careful What You Wish For by Toby Adeney The Little Nightingale by Violet Beck Winning! (Multiplied by 2)  by Sienna Emelia De Carlo Toilet Travelling by Oliver Harcourt-Cooze The Lost Diamond Earring by Nonoka Sasazawa Judges' comments: These stories were commendable for careful writing, a thoughtfully constructed plot and an understanding of character.  … Continue reading Be Careful What You Wish For by Toby Adeney is the 2019 winner of the Children’s Short Story competition Year 4 – 6 category