Write A Paper Cut

The NSPCC's new competition for 100-word stories.

Paper Cuts is a new UK-wide competition which asks young people between the ages of 13 and 18 to write a 100-wood piece of fiction based on the question "What matters to you?" Launched by the NSPCC and backed by Penguin's new teen book site Spinebreakers, the competition will have celebrity participants including Nick Hornby, Zadie Smith, Nicholas Hoult and DJ Nihal. Submissions will be open to a public vote and then judged by a celebrity panel, with the winning stories published in an anthology by Penguin. Closing date is August 5th, and before that Paper Cuts will be running short story workshops around the UK. 

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