Children’s Short Story Competition 2020

This year, we received hundreds of entries for our Children’s Short Story Competition from talented young writers from all over the country. In a year that has been unexpected and at times challenging, we took solace in the stories we read, which were full of imagination and wonder. Through your words we’ve been transported from lockdown to faraway lands and new perspectives.⁣⁣

Congratulations to the 15 winners, aged five to fourteen whose stories will be published in this year’s anthology anthology.

We are also thrilled to announce that this year’s anthology will have an introduction by Patrice Lawrence and a cover illustration by the brilliant Benji Davies.⁣

The anthology of winning stories will be available from all Daunt Books shops from the end of July 2020.