The Death House: A Writing Competition

by , Thursday February 26, 2015
The Death House: A Writing Competition

This is their story.


Sarah Pinborough's new book, The Death House is one of her stand alone novels and it is publishing in the UK TODAY! to celebrate the arrival of The Death House we've set up a competition to win a copy of the book. Enter the competition and meet Toby in the dark at The Death House.


About the book

Toby's life was perfectly normal . . . until it was unravelled by something as simple as a blood test.

Taken from his family, Toby now lives in the Death House; an out-of-time existence far from the modern world, where he, and the others who live there, are studied by Matron and her team of nurses. They're looking for any sign of sickness. Any sign of their wards changing. Any sign that it's time to take them to the sanatorium.

No one returns from the sanatorium.

Withdrawn from his house-mates and living in his memories of the past, Toby spends his days fighting his fear. But then a new arrival in the house shatters the fragile peace, and everything changes.

Because everybody dies. It's how you choose to live that counts.


About Sarah Pinborough

Sarah Pinborough was born in 1972 in Buckinghamshire, and now lives in London where she works as a full time, award-winning, writer and script-writer. Her published work, almost all of which is optioned for TV or film adaptation, includes the stunning novella The Language of Dying, THE DOG FACED GODS series, THE HIDDEN KINGDOM series, THE NOWHERE CHRONICLES (as Sarah Silverwood) and two standalone novels: The Death House and Thirteen Minutes.

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The competition

Read the extract here and

1. Write a story about a new arrival to The Death House.


2. Write a story about quarantine.


3. Write a story about a mystery illness.


The prizes

One winner will receive a signed copy of The Death House and feedback from Sarah.

Three Runners up will win copies of The Death House.



Open to everyone

No word limit

Competition closes 23:00 GMT 2nd April 2015



Read the extract here

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