After reading over 400 submissions from across the world, ten short stories are selected for the 2022 Author of Tomorrow shortlist across the three age categories.

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

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

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

The ten shortlisted writers will work with an editor before their stories are published as part of an anthology by global literacy charity Worldreader. The book will be available in Worldreader's open library, accessible by anyone, anywhere in the world, with internet. You can visit read.worldreader.org on a mobile or tablet, or download the Worldreader app, to access the library. 

The following additional 80 writers have been commended for their work:

11 and Under Commendations:

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12-15 Years Commendations:

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16-21 Years Commendations:

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