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Amazon Christmas contest: A (new) Christmas Carol Writing Competition

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Win a £2,000 Amazon gift card, and the winning story will be illustrated by Ian Beck and published through Kindle Direct Publishing

To enter, write a modern-day Christmas story for children inspired by Charles Dickens' classic A Christmas Carol.

The competition is running for the second year, with the winner's story published to a worldwide readership on Christmas Eve. The winning author's prize package includes their story being illustrated by top children's illustrator Ian Beck, who created the album cover art for Elton John's Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, and published through KDP in print and digital formats and made available worldwide through the Kindle app for iOS or Android or using any Kindle or Fire tablet. The winner will also receive a £2,000 Amazon gift card and a top-of-the-range Fire tablet.

Last year's competition was won by WM subscriber Lucy Banks (pictured), who is one of the judges for this year's competition.

'We are excited to see what brilliant writers across Britain come up with this year,' said Alessio Santarelli, director of Kindle Content EU, Amazon. 'A Christmas Carol embodies the spirit of Christmas, and in seeking out a modern-day interpretation, we hope to spread these positive messages while helping to elevate the career of a talented author.'

Stories should be suitable for familes to read out loud, original, unpublished and no longer than 1,000 words.

Entry is free. The competition launches today and is open until 7 November.

For full details, see the website.

 

 

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