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Spine-Chillers 2021

11-18 Years

Spine-Chillers 2021 Video

Let's get writing today with Spine-Chillers!

What Lurks In Your Students' Imaginations?

There’s nothing better than reading a thrilling story, one that grips you so tightly and puts your senses on alert simply through the power of words.

Spine-Chillers is a fantastic way to get your students writing in this way by using tension, suspense and atmosphere – the optional lesson plan covers these techniques and more. Inspire students to create their own original mini saga, a story told in just 100 words, and become published writers!

For students who are remote learning (or if you want to go paperless), log in (or create) your free teacher account here: to use the fantastic Online Writing Portal.

School Prizes

1st Prize

The Young Writers' Award of Excellence and a book bundle for the school with the best selection of entries overall.

2 x Runners-Up

Each receives a framed certificate and a bundle of books for their school library!

(Winners will be chosen from entries received in the 2020/2021 academic year.)


Every participating school receives a complimentary copy of the book their students feature in.

Student Prizes

Student Prizes 

3 x our favourite published writers will each receive £50 & a trophy!

The student winners will be chosen from entries received in the Spring/Summer Terms 2021. 

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