Wednesday, 29 February 2012

247tales Competition Launch

Bloomsbury’s VERY short story competition for young writers is back

LOVING FICTION TWENTY-FOUR-SEVEN. CREATING STORIES IN 247 WORDS. is the online writing competition from Bloomsbury that challenges young writers to create stories using only 247 words or less. Now in its fourth year the competition is set to challenge even more young writers. 

In 2012, the competition returns with a blog-style website, a dedicated Facebook page and nine more inspiring themes. Each month a different Bloomsbury author will pen a 247tale on a given topic. It is then over to the UK’s budding young writers aged between 10 and 16 to create their own miniature masterpiece.

One winner will be chosen each month and they will have their 247tale featured on the website as well as winning a selection of books and a framed copy of their story. Ten runners-up will get a signed copy of the latest book from that month's featured author, and their story will appear in the 247Library section of the website.

The competition launches at 2:47pm on Thursday 1stMarch 2012 (World Book Day) with a 247tale from bestselling author Tony Bradman on the theme of The Ship.Details on how to enter can be found at Authors taking part include Anne Cassidy, Jim Eldridge, Sarah Crossan, A.F. Harrold, Laura Powell and Sue Limb.

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