It is time for the Streatham Literature Festival Short Story Competition which this year is kindly sponsored by The White House prep school who have provided some excellent resources to support your writing journey.

The competition is open to all primary-aged children and there are two categories: years 1-3 and years 4-6. If your school or group would like to take part, please contact for some helpful resources and a lesson plan.

If you would like to take part privately, please email your short story of no more than 500 words with SHORT STORY in the subject line. Please be sure to include your name, age, and school year along with your submission. You are also very welcome to get in touch for the resources to get you on your way.

Submissions will close on Friday 8th October,  and winners will be announced and the Christmas Lights Switch-on event in December. We look forward to reading your stories!