MyReadingCreativeWriting compThe University of Reading’s Department of English Literature are running a competition for school year 7-9s as part of October’s Reading in Reading theme.

Young people aged 11-14 are invited to submit one entry on the subject of ‘My Reading’:-

  • a poem  (up to 14 lines) OR
  • a short story (up to 500 words) OR
  • a piece of creative non-fiction (up to 500 words

One entry per person. Submissions should be sent to Dr Nicola Abram by Friday 7 October. Email to . Please include names, date of birth, contact number or email and name of your school. Submissions can also be posted to Dr Nicola Abram, Department of English Literature, University of Reading, Whiteknights, PO Box 218, Reading RG6 6AA


1 x £25 and 3 x £15 book tokens plus books by Reading publisher Two Rivers Press. The wining entries will be published in the 2017 University of Reading Creative Arts Anthology.


Prize-winning poet and novelist Peter Robinson and children’s author Wendy Meddour.

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