Thursday, March 05, 2009

Are You Budding Young Writer?

Bloomsbury Publishing today launches a new online competition for young writers. is a brand new online writing competition from Bloomsbury that challenges young writers to create stories using only 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 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. Ten runners-up will get a signed copy of the latest book from that author's featured author, as well as links to their stories which will appear in the 247Library section of the website.

The competition launches at 2:47 today - World Book Day - with a 247tale from debut author Elen Caldecott on the theme of When I grow up. Rules and details are all available on the site - .

Other authors taking part include: Kaye Umansky, Gemma Malley, Mark Walden, Chris Priestly and Ian Beck.

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