What a year it’s been! A year more turbulent than ever with the effects of a global pandemic creating an acute social, political and economic crisis more pressing than any other in living memory for many of us. And yet COVID-19 is far from the only pressing crisis we face… With experts telling us that …
It’s almost unimaginable to think back to last year’s 100-Word Story Competition, the deadline for which closed just before the first ever lockdown. How things have changed since! How our stories have changed and how we have had to adapt and grow as writers in these disconnected times. It feels, somehow, all the more special …
Our annual Six Word Story competition is open to all First Story participating schools. Entry closed in late December. From a shortlist of excellent stories, the editors at Penguin Random House picked this year’s winner.
We’re really excited to announce the winners of the 2019 100-Word Story Competition judged by the lovely folks at Vintage books.
We ran a new competition this year – Regional Writing Stars – created to highlight and celebrate regional voices and stories.
The 12 shortlisted stories in this year’s Six Word Story competition, performed by Juno Dawson, Nikesh Shukla, Caroline Bird, Priya O’Shea, Salena Godden, Joe Dunthorne, Bridget Minamore, Tom Holland, Tracy Chevalier, Damian Barr, Katie Thistleton, and Max Porter.
To celebrate the launch of the 2020 BBC Young Writers’ Award, we caught up with last year’s winner, Georgie Woodhead, to get some insider info on what it takes to win the competition.
Our annual Six Word Story competition is open to all First Story participating schools. Entry closed in late November. From a shortlist of 12 excellent stories, guest judge Juno Dawson picked this year’s winner.
We’re delighted to be working with Stormzy’s #Merky Books and the Good Literary Agency on the #Merky Books New Writers’ Prize.
Now in its fifth year, First Story’s 100-Word Story competition, judged by Vintage, is open to participating students, aged 11-18.
We’re delighted to announce the winner of the 2017 First Story 100-Word Story Competition in partnership with Vintage.
First Story announced as one of two new partners of the BBC’s short story awards.