Calling all budding junior JK Rowlings and Roddy Doyles out there! This could be the opportunity you’ve been waiting for!

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Harper Collins are publishing a very special book later on in the year…and your story could be in it! Beyond the Stars is an anthology of short stories ‘of Adventure, Magic and Wonder’ written by such famous authors as John Boyne , Eoin Colfer (current newly appointed Children’s Laureate of Ireland), Roddy Doyle, Derek Landy, Judy Curtin and more, featuring illustrations by former Irish Children’s Laureate, Niamh SharkeyProfits from the book will go to Fighting Words,  a creative writing centre in Dublin for young people, established by Roddy Doyle and Sean Love.

The winning entry will be a short story, between 1500 and 5000 words written by…YOU! But only if you are aged between 8 and 16 years old. (I know, it’s a bit age-ist, I’d love to have my story featured in the same book as any of those authors, but never mind, lol!) The story must be winter-themed, imaginative and unique, and aimed at readers aged 8-10 years old.

The winning young author will get to work with editor Sarah Webb, have their story illustrated by Niamh Sharkey, have their story published with all those famous authors, and get to go to the launch party in London, along with four other short-listed entrants! Not only that, but your school will receive £250 worth of books for their school library! Not bad, hey?

Find out more HERE, inc terms and conditions. Closing date is 30th June 2014…so what are you waiting for? Oh, and GOOD LUCK!

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