Author of Tomorrow 2019 - Shortlist

After reading over 400 submissions from 37 countries, ten stories were selected for the 2019 Author of Tomorrow shortlist. 

One of the aspects we love most about working with young writers is the unfettered imagination we see in so many of their short stories. It is possible to have an adventure in 500 words, or to be transported to an entirely new world in less than 5000.

11 and under:

12 to 15 years:

16 to 21 years:

In addition to those above, 20 young writers have been commended for their work:  

11 and under: A Cat's Workby Layla Wilson (11), A Rainforest Adventureby Shira Woolfson (11), Little Desire and the Witch Mithona by Pavel Pavlov (9), Max and the Manorby Anurag Dastidar (9), Roar-some Feathersby David Essien (9), The Death and Birth of a Kingdom by Alex Freeman (10), To Fly Alone by Naomi Sutton (10)

12-15 years: Code Espionageby Sahil Lowalekar (13), Surprise for the Small-Motherby Uma Menon (15), The Climb by Liam Donoher, The Hawk Roosting by Henry Tesson-Fell (15), The Nighthawk by Filip Matyla (12), Through the Brick Wall by Lydia Kent (15), Sea of Souls by Ibukunoluwa Adebayo (14)

16-21 years: A Boy and his Dogby Alex Atkinson (17), A Red Dawn by Charlotte Williams (20), Atlas Risingby Taylor Gardner (19), The Hunt by Brianna Witte (21), The Miracles of Eluna Khine by Alex Bestwick (19), This Isn't About Her by Salvador Tinajero (20)