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Friday, 4 June 2010

Young, gifted and...writing for Take A Break

Take a Break magazine are running a writing competition for young writers which will be judged in three age categories: 8-11 year-olds, 12-14 year-olds and 15-18 year olds.  It is open to anyone in the UK and Republic of Ireland.
Stories must be between 500 and 1,000 words long and can't have been published anywhere -- and that includes websites. If a story is published, the promoters reserve the right to edit it for length and style.This competition is open to residents of the UK, or the Republic of Ireland, who are aged between 8 and 18 years of age. 
Prizes: The winner of each age group will receive: a 13” Macbook from Apple and a trip to London with one family member, including rail travel, overnight stay in a London hotel and lunch reception. They will meet author Anthony Horowitz and receive a signed copy of his latest Alex Rider novel: Crocodile Tears.
Their story will be published in full in the December issue of Take a Break's Fiction Feast. 

The school or college of each winner will receive £1,000 worth of books courtesy of Walker Books. (So, the winner will be pretty popular...) 
Closing date  July 23 2010

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