New writing competition for kids

Too young to enter our Pulp Idol competition? Or have you got an imaginative child whose writing skills should be encouraged? Then you might like to know that
Bloomsbury Children's books have launched a short story writing competition for kids aged eight to sixteen.

What do you have to do? Create a supervillain, then write a story about them. It only needs to be 500-1000 words long, and it can be any format you like – conventional story, diary, film script – whatever you fancy.

The winning story will be published in First News, the national newspaper for children.

The competition is open now and closes on 10 August . Click here
for more details.