Book People are delighted to announce that our Bedtime Story Competition is back! We’re giving the opportunity of a lifetime to young writers who aspire to see one of their stories illustrated and published!
The joy of bedtime stories...
Bedtime stories are an integral part of every childhood and can inspire a lifelong love of reading and writing. Not only that, reading plays a huge part in a child's development from an early age. Book People's Bedtime Story Competition highlights the benefits of reading to children, sharing stories and encouraging children to harness their creativity by writing their own exciting tales about imagination.
Stories about imagination
This year's Bedtime Story Competition theme is imagination, and we want to read stories about what can happen when you use your imagination, the power of imagination and even imaginary friends!
An opportunity of a lifetime
Opening 6th September, we're accepting 200-800 word stories across three age categories on the theme of imagination. Each category winner will receive a prize of £250 RRP worth of hand-picked books from Book People. The age categories are age 5-7, 8-9 and 10-11.
One overall winner from all 3 categories will have the chance to work with an editor from Little Tiger Press to help their story come to life. Illustrator Sara Sanchez will then create stunning artwork to accompany the text, and the book will be published in 2018 and sold exclusively at BookPeople.co.uk. At least 35% of proceeds from the winning book will go to Save the Children UK.
See Book People Bedtime Story Competition FAQs page for more information.