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.
We’re thrilled to announce the winner of the competition we ran in the lobby of the Freemasons’ Hall as a charity partner for Letters Live
The leading business magazine of the book industry has celebrated our young writers’ work.
Armed with only 100 words, our young writers have come up with some stunning entries for our 100 -Word Competition.
The overall winning poem in our First Story National Writing Competition by Mukahang Limbu has been published in The Sunday Times.
Our prize giving ceremony and public talk will be held as past of LSE’s Literary Festival.
We are thrilled to announce the longlist for First Story’s National Writing Competition 2014-15.
Six – that’s right six – First Story young writers were shortlisted for the COMPAS ‘Poetry on the Move’ competition.