Published on 29 April 2021
We all have a story to tell; whether it's a tale of truth or one of imagination. Who better to tell a story than the kids in our lives.
Better Read Kids is inviting children between the ages of 6-17years to write a short story no longer than 1000 words using the theme for your age group.
All the entries will be published in a better read kids writing anthology with the winning entry in each category receiving a $100 better read than dead voucher, and two runners up receiving a $50 voucher.
Write a short story no longer than 1000 words using the theme for your age group. You can be as creative as you like!
Green (ages 6-9)
Blue (ages 10-12)
Red (ages 13-17)
All entries will be collated into an anthology produced by Better Read Publishing, which will be launched online, and sold thereafter at Better Read Than Dead bookshop. T
This year, the schools of the winning three entrants will also receive a grant for their school library!
How to Submit Your Story
To enter you will need to submit your story via our online system, by clicking 'SUBMIT NOW' below, by June 30, 2021. Please submit as a word document.
ENTRIES DUE BY JUNE 30