New online competition for young writers

247 is a brand new online writing competition from Bloomsbury that challenges young writers to create stories using 247 words or less.

Each month a different Bloomsbury author will pen a 247tale on a certain theme. It is then over to the UK’s budding young writers aged between 8 and 16 to create their 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. Ten runners-up will get a signed copy of the latest book from that month’s featured author, as well as links to their stories which will appear in 247Library section of the website.

The competition launches at 2:47pm on World Book Day (Thursday 5th of March) with a 247tale from debut author Elen Caldecotton the theme of When I Grow Up Rules and details of how to enter are all on the site –*

Other authors taking part include Kaye Umansky, Gemma Malley, Mark Walden, Chris Priestley and Iam Beck.

* The site will go live on the 5th March

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