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Ghost Stories – we've all heard them and we've all been scared by them at one time or another. They can be terribly scary or simply funny, but either way they have been an attention-grabbing form of storytelling for centuries and leave people wondering whether what they've heard is fact or fiction!

Our Ghost Stories competition is open to all young writers aged up to 18 years old. Whether you've written a spine-chilling tale packed full of suspense, or a ghostly story that's actually quite funny, we'd love to read it!

All successful stories will be published in a book alongside other spooky tales from budding storytellers!

Ghost Stories is an ongoing competition, so there is no closing date. Once we have enough entries to edit a book we will contact the successful writers.

Rules

  • Ghost stories can be a maximum of 250 words.
  • Make sure each ghost story is accompanied by your details (full name, postal address and age) using an Entry Form, which can be found in downloads.
  • Entries can be typed or handwritten and should be on A4 paper.
  • This is an open competition. We continually edit entries, producing several anthologies throughout the year.

Prizes
11 & Under Category

Winner


Receives the Raven Mysteries Collection

Runner-Up

Receives a pack of
Staedtler Triplus Colour Fibre Tips.

12+ Category

Winner

Receives a selection of
BRAND NEW
fiction titles.

Runner-Up

Receives a pack of
Staedtler Triplus Colour Fibre Tips.

How To Enter

Send your entries, along with your Entry Form to:

Ghost Stories
Young Writers
Remus House
Peterborough
PE2 9BF

Please include a School Entry Form (found in downloads) for multiple entries.

Alternatively, you can upload individual entries or upload school entries.


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Downloads

(Please note: to be able to download our competition resources you will need to have Adobe Reader installed onto your computer. If you do not have this facility please download first.)


Contact Us

Ghost Stories
Young Writers
Remus House
Peterborough
PE2 9BF

Tel: 01733 890066 / 898110

Fax: 01733 313524

Email: info@youngwriters.co.uk

Alternatively, you can upload individual entries or upload school entries.

OPEN ALL YEAR ROUND



Enter Online

For Young Writers entering independently (not via their school).

Send School Entries
online

For teachers to upload their pupils' poems.

Competition Terms & Conditions