It’s time to announce the longlist for our Best Short Story for Children or Young Adults Competition 2022.
Congratulations to our incredible longlistees and to everyone who entered. Our reading team enjoyed a wide variety of stories, from quirky animal adventures for pre-schoolers to cool science fiction for young adults. Your stories were brilliant! Once again, the standard was exceptionally high and many stories only just missed being on the longlist. You are all great writers – keep going!
Best Short Story for Children or Young Adults 2022
A Christmouse Competition
Chickens and Fresh Starts
How the Flowers Grow
In the Silence, the Curlew Calls
Lost (By AT)
My Little Box of Big Feelings
The Boggart and the Four Coins
The Ice Pact
The Path is Red
The Secret to Climbing Trees
Thirteen Elephants On An Aeroplane
Our highly regarded judge, literary agent Chloe Seager, will now read the longlisted entries and decide the top 10 stories, including an overall winner. Results will be published on 20th June.
If you’re one of our longlistees, feel free to shout from the rooftops but please don’t identify the title of your story on social media while judging continues. Best of luck!
Thank you all for sharing your marvellous stories with us. We hope to read your writing again soon.