As a publisher, we feel that anything which raises the standards of writing in the UK, and which encourages people to write should be celebrated and shared. Radio 2 has just announced, courtesy of Chris Evans, that the 5oo Words Story competition for 2016 has been opened.
This is a fabulous competition and any child that wants to write should be strongly encouraged to enter. The prizes sound amazing with the winning stories being read out by celebrities at London’s Globe Theatre. It’s only 500 words and there’s a website dedicated to providing further details and inspiration for anyone interested.
The list of prizes is also cracking, and I definitely like the idea of having a pile of books as tall as Chris Evans. Shame I’m not a child.