Young Writers' Contest:
Thank you for your interest. We will run similar contests again in the future. If you have a short story you would like to send for our consideration (author of any age), please go ahead and click the "Submit Story" button; it will not be entered into a contest but will be read and considered for the next short story album we compile.
- Science Fiction
- Crime Fiction
- Slice of Life
1. Submissions will be open from 1. September and close on 30 November 2019.
2. If you are younger than 24, can write in English, and have access to a computer and the internet, you can enter.
3. Stories have to be in Word Document format (.doc or .docx file).
Hand-written entries will be ignored.
4. Submissions are by email.
(One of the many reasons for this is so we can contact you if you have won!)
5. Stories MUST be pre-edited.
Unedited entries will be dismissed.
Young writers are often not aware of the grammar and spelling rules they are breaking. Find an adult to help you correct the mistakes before you submit.
6. Entry is FREE.
If you are one of the winners, you will be able to order a paperback copy at the launch. If you want your copy to be ready at the launch, you can pay ahead, the moment we contact you to let you know you have won. If you don't buy a paperback copy, you will still get an e-copy. Only contest winners and their families get the ebook and can buy the paperback.
What can I win?
Winners will be interviewed, and receive a mention on our P'kaboo Blog. You will also receive a P'kaboo Winner Badge, which is a little widget you can stick onto your own site (Facebook profile, blog or Fanfic site).
Keep in mind that winning contests is how many young writers get their foot in the door for publication, later on.
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0. Little League: Under 9's
1. Junior League: 9 - 13
2. Senior League: 14 - 19
3. New Adult League: 19 - 23
Over 23's and established/start-up writers: Look out for our Shortstory Writing Contest (around Halloween).