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Fright Club (12-18 Year-Olds) |
Creative Writing Competition
| Ideal for ages 11-18

Fright Club (12-18 Year-Olds) Video

What lurks in your imagination...? Get involved today in this ghost story writing competition for writers aged 12-18 years!

From creepy tales, urban legends and supernatural spine-chillers... what lurks in your imagination?

A ghost story is a timeless classic style of creative writing and we're inviting you to write your own short story inspired by things that go bump in the night!

You could be inspired by a real place that is rumoured to be haunted, choose a supernatural being to be the star of your story or even be a ghost hunter telling us of their experiences.

Use atmosphere, tension and suspense to create your own hair-raising tale, then enter it & you could be published in a real book!

There is 250-word limit, prizes up for grabs and it's free to enter, get involved today!

If you're looking for some inspiration or writing tips to help create your short story, check out these blogs: 

👻 Hayley Hoskins - Ghost Story Author Guest Blog

📓 Natasha Farrant - How To Find "THAT" One Idea To Start Writing A Story

✍️ Creative Writing Tips: How To Write A Story

 If you are aged 5-11, check out this Ghost Story Competition for your age group!

Closing Date: Tuesday 31st Dec 2024

We've worked with over 20,000 schools. Here's what some of them have to say...

Y5 love doing these competitions, their imaginations go wild!

Victoria Taylor, St John's CE VA Primary School
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Fright Club Teacher PDF Entry Form
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Fright Club Independent Entrant Word Doc Entry Form

Competition Rules

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

Closing Date: Tuesday 31st Dec 2024
  • Free to enter.
  • Only one entry per person.
  • Schools & independent entrants are welcome to take part.
  • 250-word limit.
  • Stories must be the writer's own, original work.
  • Your name, age and full address must be included with their poem.
  • Entrants in this category must be aged 12-18 years.
  • UK entrants only.
  • Copyright remains with the author.
  • Secondary school-aged students are welcome to enter this competition (11-18).
  • If you are unsure on any rules or have any queries, please don't hesitate to Contact Us.

    For Schools

    Every participating school receives a complimentary copy of the book their pupils feature in!


    For Pupils

    Our favourite writer will receive a £25 National Book Token!

    Every entrant receives a bookmark and a certificate is awarded to all writers chosen for publication in the ghost story book.

    Participating schools receive a complimentary copy of the book their pupils feature in.

    Enter Online


    Email your entries to [email protected]


    Upload your entries

      Entrants type their entries online

    Why not combine literacy and ICT by using the online writing portal? Entrants can type their work and you can submit them at the click of a button!

    Writing Portal

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    Send your entries, along with your school entry form, to:

    Young Writers SS
    Remus House
    PE2 9BF

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    01733 890066

    Young Writers SS
    Remus House
    PE2 9BF

    Closing Date: Tuesday 31st Dec 2024

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