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!
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
The Shortlist for the StoryLinks Children's Short Story Competition for Young Writers in Grades 4 - 6 is (in alphabetical order of author) : 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 … Continue reading Children’s Short Story Competition Shortlist Young Writers Grades 4 – 6 announced
For young writers in Grades 4 – 6 or Grades 7 – 9 All young writers are invited to enter. The short story, maximum of 2000 words, Due date for entries is August 31, 2019. The winner will be announced 16 September, 2019. The winner of each section will receive $100 each and their story … Continue reading StoryLinks Short Story Competition
Genevieve Young, the winner of our 2019 Short Story competition talks about her writing. How long have you been writing for young people? I started trying out some ideas for preschool and early primary school picture book texts about two years ago. The Microscope was my second attempt at writing a story for older children. … Continue reading Meet Genevieve Young author of The Microscope
The Microscope by Genevieve Young Buzzzzzzzzzz, buzzed the buzzer in Ward 3B. Roxy waited and watched for the shadow of a nurse in the hallway. She was sure that if she held the button down at the right time and for the right number of seconds one would appear and help her to the loo. … Continue reading And the 2019 Short Story Competition winner is …
It's official, the judges have decided. And the shortlist is... Four Jam Tarts by Louise Little It Was The Creek by Michaela Sanderson The Microscope by Genevieve Young Congratulations to these shortlisted writers and many thanks to all those who entered. The winner will be announced at the Book Links Annual Lecture in Children’s Literature, … Continue reading Shortlist for 2019 Short Story competition!