Short Story Prize 2017
Re-imagining fairy tales
A competition by the National Literacy Trust in partnership with Bloomsbury Children’s Publishing
Do you have a new take on a classic fairy tale?
We are calling on budding children’s fiction writers to recreate a classic fairy tale, with the chance to have their work published.
Our new writing competition challenges unpublished authors to capture children’s imaginations with a short story that gives a well-known fairy tale a modern twist. Entries should be between 2,000 and 4,000 words, aimed at children aged 8 to 12.
The National Literacy Trust gives books to children in the most disadvantaged areas of the UK, helping them enjoy reading. Exciting, engaging and inspiring literature is vital to our work, so we’ve launched our third writing competition with Bloomsbury Children’s Publishing to help uncover new children’s storytelling talent.