Who Framed Klaris Cliff?  A Writing Competition

Have you ever wanted to get your writing read by a real-life editor?

To celebrate the release of Who Framed Klaris Cliff?, a stunningly original debut novel from Nikki Sheehan, we’re offering you the chance to get feedback on your writing from Nikki and her editor at Oxford Children’s Books, and the chance to discuss all things publishing, PLUS a signed copy of the book!


About the book


Remember how you felt when you first read books like Maggot MoonThe Fault in Our Stars, and Wonder?


Who Framed Klaris Cliff? will make you feel the same. It’s quirky and gripping, written in a fresh and powerful voice, and with a truly original premise. In Joseph’s world, the government has declared imaginary friends a danger to society, accusing them of terrible crimes, and of going ‘rogue’ – migrating from one person’s imagination to another.


Fear about imaginary people has reached fever pitch, which is bad news for Joseph and the imaginary person, Klaris, who has just turned up in his head.


“People used to call them ‘friends’ and said how they were good for your brain. And then the day came when all that changed . . . when they became the enemy.  


Now, anyone found harbouring a rogue imaginary person is in for The Cosh – an operation that fries your imagination and zaps whatever’s in there out of existence.


That’s why I wish Klaris Cliff had never shown up. And why I know that proving her innocence is the last hope I have of saving myself.”  


Get writing!


Use this extract from the start of Who Framed Klaris Cliff? as inspiration to write a story of no more than 3,000 words about an imaginary friend or the power of the imagination.


Things you might like to think about: 

·         Why do people have imaginary friends?

·         What is this imaginary friend like – and are they welcome, or not?


To join the competition just click on the green 'Join this comeptition' button in the top right hand corner!*




 - Feedback on your writing (your competition entry as well as one other piece of writing if you wish) from the editor and author of Who Framed Klaris Cliff?, plus a copy of the book, signed by Nikki Sheehan.

 - 5 runners up will also win a signed copy of Who Framed Klaris Cliff?



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*This competition is for UK & IE residents only. 

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