247tales is an online writing competition from Bloomsbury Publishing that challenges 10-16 year olds to write short stories using 247 words or fewer.
The prize for the winning story is £75 worth of Bloomsbury Children’s books plus a framed copy of the winning story and ten runners-up will receive signed copies of the guest author’s latest book. Winning stories will also appear on the 247tales website so that others can enjoy them too.
Current and future themes for competition entries include ‘The Game’, ‘The Secret’, ‘The Dragon’ and ‘The Mystery’. Could you use this as a starting point for writing in your classroom? For full details on the closing date and how to enter visit the RULES section of the website.