Short Story Competition

Write a ghostly story for the festive season in just 500 words


Can you write a funny, spooky or even futuristic seasonal ghost story in just 500 words for our new competition? You have until 30th November to email us your finished story - that's just 16.7 words per day!


One winner in each age group will win book related prizes! The stories will be judged by Stephanie Butland, Author of Lost for Words. All winning stories will be published on the website.


Age groups:

 Children - under 12

 Young Adult - under 18

 Adult - over 18

Closing date 30th November 2017, email your entry to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 5pm on 30th November 2017, let us know your age and give us a contact number or email address so that we can get back in touch.


.........You still here? - go! get writing!