After reading almost 600 submissions from across the world, ten short stories were selected for the 2020 Author of Tomorrow shortlist across the age categories.

We were incredibly impressed with the quality of stories submitted this year. The creativity and imagination deserve special mention but also the high-standard of technical skill. A huge congratulations to everyone who took part.

11 and Under | 500 words or less | £100 for the writer, plus £150 in book tokens for their school, library or charity of choice

12-15 years| 1500-5000 words | £100 for the writer, plus £150 in book tokens for their school, library or charity of choice

16-21 years | 1500-5000 words | £1,000 for the writer

Commended Entries

An additional 25 stories were commended in each age category:

11 and Under:

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12-15 years:

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16-21 years:

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