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Junior Writing Competiti​on

Enter now!

No entry fee, no cost, no strings, absolutely free

See your child's story in pr​int - 

or more importantly, let your child see his or her work in print!

Calling all parents, grandparents, teachers, and carers of  children aged 9 - 13

Awduresau Cymru Publishing (ACPublishing) is a small, local to south Wales, publishing house, and we are looking for stories and poems written by young people, to be published in a book in spring 2020. The piece of work can be of any length, with or without hand-drawn illustrations.

​Anyone aged 9 - 13 may enter (via a parent, grandparent, teacher or carer) and the very best will be chosen. I will accept any format - handwritten or typed - but all entries must be submitted electronically.

The closing date for the first volume is 

March 1st 2020, 

and the competition is open - NOW!

For full details please see below.

Competition Details

Please see below for details of how to submit a story or poem.

Any queries? You can contact me at [email protected] or contact Awduresau Cymru Publishing at [email protected]

Content

This may be a story of any length, or a poem. It may be on any topic or theme, and can be accompanied by an illustration drawn by the child, but not by any photographs. 

The age range for this competition is 9 -13 years old.


Future competitions will include Young Adults 

in the age range of 14 - 18.

How to Submit

The entries may be sent electronically either as:

a) a word file .doc

b) a picture file .jpg

or

c) a document file .pdf

Illustrations to be sent in a .jpg format.

All stories/poems must have a title.

There is no limit to the number of entries that may be submitted by an individual child or a class of children.

All submissions to be sent as attachments to an email, addressed to: [email protected] or  [email protected]

with the title 'Junior writing competition'

The name and age of the child must be written at the end of his or her manuscript, along with a copy of the Agreement* below.

The submission deadline is March 1st 2020

The Winners

All stories/poems chosen will be included in a book of children's writing to be published in the spring/summer of 2020 by Awduresau Cymru Publishing  - ACPublishing (my own publishing company). Copies of the book will be available to purchase via Amazon.co.uk, or through ACPublishing 

If orders are generated through ACPublishing books will be provided at at a discounted price, and no charge will be made for postage or packaging within the UK.

If entries are submitted and subsequently accepted from a school, a free copy of the book will be sent to the school. 

*Agreement

Please add  the following to the bottom of the child's entry, 

inserting, adding and/or deleting as appropriate: (copy & paste or otherwise)

Name of child**: ......................................................................................................................................

Age of child, in years only, on submission date/March 1st 2020 (delete as appropriate) ....................

  • I agree to the submission of this story/poem for possible publication
  • I confirm that the submitted story/poem and/or illustration is/are the work of the above named child.
  • I am aware that copyright and all publishing rights will remain with ACPublishing 
  • I am not aware of any libellous content in this piece of work.

Name of responsible adult: ................................................................................................................

Relationship to the child: Parent/Legal Guardian/Grandparent/Teacher (delete as appropriate)

If submitted by a teacher, name of school and class **  ........................................................................

.................................................................................................................................................................


Signed: ..............................................................  (an electronic signature or typed name will suffice)

Date of submission: ...........................................

** Only the first name of the child, and not the surname, will be shown in any future publication. 

Similarly, in a class submission, the name of the school will be published, unless directed otherwise, and EITHER the class OR the age of the child, as requested.

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ACPublishing is registered with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO); the named processor handing personal data under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is: Alana Davies