Thursday 19 April 2012

News: Red House Young Writers' Competition

Aggghhh.... curse you gmail spam filter! I have just found an email featuring the following news looking very lonely in my spam box and I had to share it with you as you still have nearly a fortnight to get your entries in (closing date is 2nd May).

Red House Books seeks talented young writers for 2012 Yearbook!

Is your child a budding writer, poet, or journalist? If so, we have a brilliant opportunity to get their work in print! We want aspiring young writers from around the country to enter the 2012 Red House Young Writers’ Yearbook competition and win the chance to see their stories or poems published in a beautiful hardback book.

To enter the competition, your child should be aged between 7 and 17. They can submit a story, poem or article and it’s up to the individual what subject they choose to write about. This year the competition entries will be divided into four age categories: 7+, 9+, 11+ and 13+.

As well as becoming a published author, your youngster will also win the opportunity to attend a Red House Young Writers’ Workshop, which will be held at our headquarters in Surrey and run by Matt Whyman, the bestselling author of Goldstrike and Inside the Cage. The workshop provides participants with fun and stimulating challenges to help them hone their skills and lots of feedback to encourage and inspire! If you would like to see the standard and range of work produced by previous young yearbook authors, why not buy a copy of the Red House Young Writers’ Yearbook 2011! This inspirational book is the perfect present for wannabe writers. To enter, simply fill out the form below.

Entries must be under 1000 words

Head on over to the Red House website here for the competition entry details and web-form.

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