Creative writing competitions to enter in September

Here are some creative writing competitions to enter this month – including The Canterbury Tales writing contest and The Reflections’s Project calling for submissions on the pandemic.

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Creative writing competitions to enter this month

Entering competitions can be a great way to prepare for the 11-plus writing task – and you might win a prize in the process. The publisher Pearson is the latest to launch a lockdown-themed contest – write a story about your everyday hero. Here are some others – including the Young Muslim Writers Awards and a competition looking for a story including a taxi cab!

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Free audible and e-books for 11-plus reading

If lockdown has been good for anything, it has given children a break from their busy schedules and much more time to read.

With libraries firmly shut and bookshops not due to open until the middle of June, here are some free sources of e-books and audio books which regularly appear on 11-plus reading lists.

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