Writing Wizardry Competition Shortlist (Years 3 & 4)

We are delighted to announce that the following entries have been shortlisted for the Writing Wizardry Competition. Congratulations to you all!

As ever, we had hundreds of entries from hundreds of talented young writers around the world which made it really hard to narrow it down to the names you see here. Please don’t feel despondent if you didn’t make it this time – we will open for entries again in the Autumn.

All of the following will now be sent off to author Ali Sparkes, who has the difficult task of choosing a winner!


My Friend Rose by Mia Zolotova

The Stupendous Tor by Zoe Buckley

The Poodle who didn’t want curly hair by Arabella Wormald

Lockdown by Toby Wilson

The Wild Woods by Dimitri Korontzis

A Lesson in Kindness by Naysa Hirst

Impressive Talking Shoes by Diptanshu Dutt

Life When He Wasn’t There by Martha Orson

Pet Day by Calista Bebbington

COVID Christmas Parade by Milan Paul Kumar

The Secret by Joshua Waxman

Early Morning in the City by Zoe Kendal

The Fall of King Covid by Elina Radia

The Hungry Fox by Emma Renouf

Secret Words by Bella Crighton

Shoe Story by Arsh Agrawal

Lion’s Story by Georgina Roberts

The Monster Feast by Maria Suleman

Cat in the Amazon by Betty Kirkpatrick

The Dragon of Mount Eve by Brandon Marshall

The Magic Bicycle by Caleb Indhivan Victor

The Secret Recipe by Rayan Raju

Back to The Stone Age by Eden Lepts