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Short Story Competition Saturday 14th May – Sunday 5th June

Saturday 14th May 09:00 - Sunday 5th June 17:00 at Reading - Broad Street

Calling all budding authors – celebrate Reading Children's Festival with our short story competition! Are you the next John Green, Malorie Blackman or David Walliams? Why not try your hand at our short story competition? You could win a £10 Waterstones voucher!


There are two age categories: 5-12 years with a 250 word limit and teen, 13-19 years with a 500 word limit. There are no restrictions on topic, theme or style – so let your imagination run wild and the ink flow!

Entries can be emailed to events.reading@waterstones.com or posted in the Short Story Competition Post Box at the till point in Waterstones Reading Broad Street.

Please write your name, age and contact details on each entry.

Waterstones Reading Broad Street, 89a Broad Street, Reading, RG1 2AP

Further details: 0118 9581270.

Closing Date for this competition is Sunday 5th June 2016.


Reading - Broad Street Waterstones, Reading - Broad Street
Saturday 14th May 09:00 - Sunday 5th June 17:00

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