WANTED: Young Mystery-Story Writers Across Devon

Jun 26, 2019

The International Agatha Christie Festival Mystery Short Story Writing Competition

An opportunity to get students writing creatively during the school holidays, The International Agatha Christie Festival (IACF) is creating a new writing competition for young people living in Devon or attending a Devon-based school to be recognised for their skill at composing a plot, originality and the quality of their written English.

The IACF invites aspiring young writers, aged between 8 and 18 years of age, to enter a new competition to find the most promising young writer of a mystery or crime short-story resident in the county of Devon.

It’s free to enter.  There are two categories 8-13 years of age; 14-18 years of age.

Enteritng is eas: students are invited to write a short story of no more than 1,000 words involving a mystery and to submit their entry online. The closing date to get stories in is 10 August 2019.

The winner of each category will win an Apple iPad Mini™ and a chance to meet chair of judges, crime writer Sophie Hannah, at the International Agatha Christie Festival at a special event in Torquay on 14 September 2019.

IACF is working in partnership with Literature Works and Libraries Unlimited to bring you the competition and to celebrate the results.  Young people are encouraged to visit their local library for inspiration and support.

The competition is generously sponsored by Wollens and PKF Francis Clark.

Please share the link below to enter the competition with your students and encourage them to enter:

https://literatureworks.org.uk/competitions/international-agatha-christie-festival-mystery-short-story-writing-competition/

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