Henrietta Branford Writing Competition 2019 - rules etc
It’s very easy!
The competition is open to any young writer aged 19 or under. Six winners will be invited to the celebration party in London at which the Branford Boase Award is given. There they can meet Mitch Johnson last year's winner of the Branford Boase Award and all the authors, editors, publishers, agents, and other professionals in this field, who have been shortlisted for the Award.
The six winning entrants will receive up to £150 travel expenses (UK only) for the journey.· They will also win a copy of each of the books shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award and be able to meet the authors and have their books signed.
- Entrants must complete the story begun by the previous year’s winner,
- Your story should be between 800 and 1000 words long. It should follow on from the starter paragraph but remember: the paragraph is not intended to direct you towards particular ideas.
- Your story can be adventurous, funny, serious or light-hearted.
- It can be set in the past, present or future.
- Think how you can make the paragraph lead into the story that you want to write.
- The judge will be looking for a story that:
- Keeps readers wanting to know what is going to happen from beginning to end
- Is imaginative and unpredictable
- Is written with a genuine reader in mind (i.e. not a teacher).
- All entrants must live in the UK and be aged 19 years or under.
- All entries should be emailed as a Word document to Anne Marley: email@example.com and be headed ‘Henrietta Branford Writing Competition entry'.
- Every entry must include the entrant’s name, email address, town or city, age and school or college (if entry comes via a school or college) Please put this information at the top of the Word document.
- Entries will have an email acknowledgement.
- There will be up to 6 winners and the prizes will be presented at the Branford Boase Award event in London in July 2018.
The closing date for the competition is Friday 26th April, 2019
All entrants under 18 must ensure that their parents are aware that they have entered the competition.
Mitch Johnson's Starting Paragraph