Cherished Children's Story Contest

Please pay for your entry using the PayPal link above and then send your entry (following the instructions provided carefully) to our email address.


A regular competition for short children's stories. Your chance to enter pieces written for or by children.

​There is no theme, there is no topic, there is no genre specification although it must be suitable for children (under sixteen). You can write whatever you like, as long as it is original fiction, entirely your own work and suitable for children.

Open for entries: 1st July 2021

Deadline: 30th September (11:59 GMT)

Winners will be announced on or before October 21st 2021.

Word count: Maximum of 500.

Entrance Fee: £2.00 per story (up to two stories permitted each month, £2.00 each)

Free to enter for under 16's - just enter up to two stories without making the PayPal payment.

First prize: £20.00 cash and publication in our Glittery Literary anthology book.

Other highly commended stories will also be selected for publication in our book.

​Stories must be typed in English and must be your own original work.

Work must not have been published already.

In the body of your email please type your full name (and pen name if applicable), title of your story, the word count (not including title) and the PayPal transaction reference.

If you are entering work on behalf of a child (if the child is the author), please specify so in your email, stating your relationship to the child and stating the child's full name and age.

Please type 'CHILDREN'S STORY' in the title of the email.

Please attach your manuscript as an email attachment, with no identifying marks, in one of the following formats: .doc, .docx, .rtf, .txt

Please send your entry as an attachment to this email address after you have made your payment:

Please do not send us .PNG files or .PDF files as these will not be considered.

Use an easy to read, clear font -- remember -- if we cant read it, we cant publish it. No images or colours please.

If sending more than one entry, please complete a separate PayPal transaction each time and send each as a separate email with its own attachment.

Copyright remains with the author.