The Write Stuff 2015: The Sunday Times

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Movellas is pleased to announce that The Sunday Times has teamed up with Barbara Taylor Bradford OBE to find the next generation of young female writers with a writing competition called The Write Stuff 2015. Movellas is supporting this competition because we know that many of the users on Movellas ARE the next generation of authors. 


Barbara is often described as the ‘First Lady of Female Fiction’ and ‘Queen of the Genre’.  Over 88 million copies of the international bestselling novelist’s books have been sold to date.  They are published in over 40 languages and in more than 90 countries. Barbara’s much-loved books always feature women who drive to succeed in life, often overcoming adversities along the way. (Which is why it is only for girls, sorry boys!) Her 30th novel, The Cavendon Women, is published on 26 March 2015.


This competition is aimed at girls 11-18 that live in the UK to write short stories.  Lauching the competition in The Sunday Times was an exciting moment for The Write Stuff and Movellas. The competition will be judged by 6 judges, one of whom is one of our very own! Congratulations to @Mirlotta and goodluck reading all the entries!


The prizes are going to be amazing: There is the possibility of your story being published in an e-book collection by Harper Collins and a possible writing Masterclass with Barabara Taylor Bradfor OBE. As well as boxes of free books donated by Harper Collins. 



Enter The Competition Here



The Details

Write a fictional story with a central theme of ‘friendship’.  It should run to a maximum of 1,000 words, not including the title.

Entries close by 12 noon on 3 July 2015. One winner and two runners-ups will be awarded in each of the following age categories: 11-13 years; 14-16 years and 17-18 years.


The stories will be judged on:

Overall quality of writing; 

Originality, imagination and creativity; sentence structure and language; 

The writer’s ability to tell a story, capture the reader and hold their attention.



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