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The Glitch |
Creative Writing Competition

11-18 Years

The Glitch Video

What happens when an ordinary day turns extraordinary? What are the effects on the world if one thing is changed forever? What thrilling or terrifying outcomes are unleashed if one mishap alters reality? These are the questions we're asking 11-18 year-olds to consider for this mini saga competition.

The possibilities are infinite, which allows your aspiring author to write about what excites them, engaging them with creative writing. The 100-word limit takes away the fear of long-form writing, allowing them to focus on the action and compels them to carefully consider vocabulary and word choice.



There are fantastic resources to help them get writing including:

💥 Model example stories from previous winning entrants

💥 Story starters to fire up imaginations

 💥 Story planning sheet with word bank

💥 Mini activities to help spark ideas

💥 Recommended reads for inspiration

Writing for the purpose of being published in a real book is always guaranteed to capture your child's attention, and the exciting video will make them eager to get started! We can't wait to see how they will rewrite reality for The Glitch!

How To Enter

Email your child's entry along with their, name and full address to: [email protected]


Upload their entry at www.youngwriters.co.uk/competitions/enter or use the link below.


Post your child's entry along with their, name and full address to:

Young Writers - The Glitch
Remus House

Closing Date: Friday 22nd December 2023



To make sure your entries are valid, please follow the rules listed below:

  • Only one entry per person.

  • Mini sagas have a 100-word limit.

  • If a story starter/ending is used, it must be included in the 100-word limit.

  • Your entry must include your name, age and address.

  • Your entry must be your own original work.

  • Your entry can be submitted on the entry form or an A4 sheet of paper or typed (on a computer or the Word Doc Entry Form)

  • UK entrants only.

  • Free to enter.

If you are unsure on any rules or have any queries, please don't hesitate to Contact Us.


The Glitch Prize

Our favourite 5 writers will each win £50 and a trophy!

(The winners will be chosen from entries received in the Autumn Term 2023 & the prizes will be awarded the following term. Independent entrants are eligible to win.)

Closing Date: Friday 22nd December 2023