Children's writing competition: The Searchlight Writing for Children Awards


11 January 2022
Their newest contest is for Best Short Story for Children or Young Adults

The competition is for original, unpublished short stories suitable for a child or young adult, up to 1,000 words.

The winner will receive £500. The winner and nine other shortlisted entries will be published in the Winners’ Collection, which is sent to agents and publishers, in the Winners’ Gallery on the Searchlight Awards website and in the Annual Searchlight Awards Anthology. This year’s judge is literary agent Chloe Seager of the Madeleine Milburn Literary, TV and Film Agency.

The entry fee is £10 per story.

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The closing date is 1 March.

For full details see the website.


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