Bloomsbury Story Writing Competition


For all you budding authors out there, we thought we’d let you know that Bloomsbury’s VERY short story competition for young writers is back!

247tales buttonEach month a different Bloomsbury author will pen a 247tale on a given topic. It’s then over to you to create your own miniature masterpiece following this theme, using only 247 words or less!

One winner is then chosen each month and you will get your 247tale featured on the website as well as winning a selection of books and a framed copy of your story.

Plus, 10 runners up will get a signed copy of the latest book from that month’s featured author and your story will appear in the 247Library section of the website.

The competition is for anyone aged between 10 and 16, and is the perfect way to show off your writing skills or even just try your hand at writing for the very first time.

To find out more, including how to enter, visit