Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Buy A Gift Young Authors Competition 2013

If you're under 10 years old, your book could be published! (without the butterflies & grass)

Nayu here! If there's ever a time to be a young writer, it's now. If you are one, you'll want to enter this incredible opportunity. In some ways I wish I was under 10 years old (and in many ways I don't. I like being able to buy chocolate if I want it!)  If you aren't one but know a young writer than spread the word and get them entering! Here's the press release information - I've only just heard about it and there is still time to enter.


Specialist gifting website has launched a new competition to find the next J.K Rowling… under the age of 10!  Budding authors are invited to submit their stories on a set theme, with the chance to have their work judged by award-winning writer Giles Paley-Phillips and leading picture book blogger Emma O’Donovan. The winning author will see their work made into a professionally published book and sold on the Buyagift website with all profits going to children’s wishgranting charity Make-A-Wish Foundation® UK.

With the Easter holidays now upon us, the experience day specialists wanted to encourage young people to stay active. “We’re all about  getting people out and about on experiences, so we wanted to give young creative minds an alternative to marathon TV sessions over the Easter holidays,” said Buyagift CEO Dan Mountain. (Nayu: I'm mentionng this after the Easter holidays)

Children up to the age of 10 will be able to submit their short stories to be judged by an expert panel that includes famed children’s author Giles Paley-Phillips – the creator of popular stories like The Fearsome Beastie (Nayu: I reviewed this book here.)

“I am hugely honoured to be judging this extremely exciting writing competition, which is set to inspire some budding new writers” said author Giles Paley-Phillips.

All entrants will be writing to a set title of The Unexpected Gift, with Buyagift paying all costs for the winning story to be illustrated and published.  The book will then be made available on the Buyagift website, with all profits going to Make-A-Wish.

The competition will run from April 3rd – June 3rd and the winner will be announced by the end of June.  Entries should be emailed to
For more information please visit the page on, email or call 0207 693 6999.

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