Writing Competition

We are thrilled to announce PaperBound’s first UK writing competition for young people aged between 11-16.

We are looking for writing in the form of short stories, flash fiction or poetry, with a maximum word count of 500 words, no lower limit. The writing should be written by, and aimed at, young people between the ages of 11-16. We are excited to read a range of writing, so we are leaving the theme up to you. Work must be the entrant’s own original work and should not have been published anywhere else. Competition opens 1st December 2020.

Entries will be judged on:

• Ideas and how these are organised
• Creativity
• The appeal to the reader

We won’t be judging you on spelling and punctuation.
If you are shortlisted, we will help get your writing ready for publication.

Prizes: All shortlisted entries will be printed in our summer issue in June 2021. The winning entry will also receive a £15 book token and other writing and book related goodies.

To Enter: Click on the application form below and send it along with the entry (word doc only please) to (this form can also be scanned or sent as a photo as long as we can clearly read it). Ensure that a parent or guardian has signed the form, and that they send it on behalf of the entrant. Please write PaperBound Competition (followed by name of the writer) in the subject line. Competition is FREE to enter.

Closing Date: Midnight Friday 9th April 2021 and is open to UK residents only, aged
between 11-16 on the closing date. Any entries received after this date will, unfortunately, not be entered. Shortlisted writers will be informed in May 2021. Winner will be announced in the summer issue of PaperBound.