Short Stories only

Theme is Black Girl Magic

(We want to see BAME lead characters)


Closes 9th December


The little category: Thomas Johnston, 11 years old from Armagh, Northern Ireland

 His story is Dragon Quest

The BIG category: Emma Uren, 18 years old from Auckland, New Zealand

Her story is A Golden Promise






Thank you to Egmont Publishing for sponsoring our winners goody bag!

If you would like the chance to WIN and you're aged between 5-21 years old, enter the little BIG Book Competition 


 Please follow these rules or your story may not be accepted


- Must be aged 5-21 years old

- There will be two winners. The little category is 5-11 years. The BIG category is 12-21 years

- Original work ONLY

- 2,000 words MAX

- Open to young writers worldwide!

- Short stories only. No poems

- No swear words

- No illustrations

- Anyone under 18 must have permission from their parents to

enter. If your story is chosen as a winning story or featured, it WILL be published in our next book

-Must be a complete story with a clear ending 

- In the email subject heading please write name of story, your story, age and city.

- Story must be in a word doc and attached to the email and not written in the body of the email

- First entry to the little BIG book comp is free. After that it is £2 per entry. Purchase here

- Email your first entry to

- Kids aged between 5-7 can scan a copy of their story. Please make sure writing is clear or they will not be accepted.


Good luck!



First entry: FREE

Re-entry: £2

Membership: £10 for 1 year. Includes seven re-entries AND feedback on the stories!

Purchase here




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Thank you to these great publishing houses for sending us books for our goody bags!



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