Creative writing Christmas challenge from our local libraries


Winner’s stories will be published as an eBook and eAudiobook

If you’re looking for a creative way to keep the family busy over the Christmas holidays our local library service has an idea for you.   Budding writers of all ages are being encouraged to take part in an ebook short story competition.

The annual challenge is a chance to discover new writers, original stories and unique voices from around Oxfordshire.

The winners will have their story published as an eBook and eAudiobook on Oxfordshire libraries’ OverDrive platform, where they can be borrowed, read and listened to from anywhere.

The competition free to enter and split into three age categories: children aged seven to 11 years, young adults from 12 to 17 and adults aged 18 and over.

Entries can be submitted from Wednesday January 3 and should be up to 3,000 words.

Councillor Jenny Hannaby, Oxfordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Customer Services and Community Safety, said: “The annual competition is a wonderful opportunity to inspire people of all ages to put pen to paper make their unique writing voice heard. 

“Past winners have proven to be the most popular downloads of the year, so this is the perfect way for new writers to get their story published and enjoyed by others.”

Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam

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