KBC Dalkey Book Festival Four Forty Story Competition 2013 now open



A very cute competition for children under 13 years of age. I wish I were a little one being given the chance to write flash! Here is the writing competition from the Dalkey Book Festival 2013.


We love reading. In fact, our appetite is so insatiable that we only stop to catch forty winks or grab the odd sandwich. Unfortunately, DBF Towers is running low on stories.

We urgently need some good stories, so we’re launching a terrific new short story competition in association with KBC. To celebrate 40 years of KBC in Ireland and 4 years of the Dalkey Book Festival, your story must be 440 words or less. If you are 13 or under (the best age for writers, we think) we desperately want you to enter. Please, please, enter as soon as you can; by next week we might be reduced to reading phone books and junk mail.

A prizewinner will be selected in each category (9 and under and 10-13yrs).
Each prizewinner will win book tokens to the value of €250, Dalkey Book Festival tickets, a festival lunch (with a chance to meet some of our children’s authors) and a two night family stay with dinner in the Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel, Killiney. Get writing!

Children’s Four Forty Story Competition – 2013

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