Encouraging young writers

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COME ON YOU UNDER 19 year old writers – check out The Henrietta Branford Writing Competition and give it a try – WHAT’S TO LOSE? :)

Originally posted on Julia Lee Author:

I was writing a reply to a comment on my post about The Branford Boase Award, and then realised it deserved a space all of its own. So here it is.

The ‘other half’ of the award is The Henrietta Branford Writing Competition, which encourages children and young people in their writing. It is open to anyone under the age of 19. You can read all about it here, although the 2014 competition is not yet underway.

I started writing stories as soon as I learned to use a pen – (I blogged about it here) – but had no idea what to do with them or who to send them to, or even that anyone in the big wide world might be interested in them. So I am all for events and publications and awards which show youngsters that their writing is exciting and valued. And…

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