First Story National Writing Competition for schools

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Calling all state secondary school students and teachers: write 850 words on ‘Footprints’ for a chance to win an Arvon writing course!

First Story’s National Writing Competition is now open, and they need your 850 words by November 23rd 2016.

Short stories, flash fiction, poetry, drama: any form is welcome.

Schools get students writing and pick their top three pieces to send to First Story by November 23rd. Teachers can enter too!

The competition will be shortlisted by Penguin Random House, and Mark Haddon (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time) leads a judging panel of brilliant writers. First prize is a place on an Arvon residential creative writing course for the winning student, three of their friends and a teacher. Shortlisted students see their words in print in the professionally published competition anthology, and celebrated at a prestigious prize-giving ceremony in 2017.

Find out more at www.firststory.org.uk/footsteps