Spooky Sagas 2023 |
Creative Writing Contest


Spooky Sagas 2023 Video

There is nothing better than reading a thrilling story, one that grips you so tightly and puts your senses on alert simply through the power of words. Spooky Sagas is a fantastic way to get your child writing in this way by using tension, suspense, and atmosphere. 

Mini sagas (a story told in up to 100 words) can be funny or creepy, scary or odd, but must be your child's own work. You can print an entry form, use the Word Doc/type work. Have a look at the spooktacular examples to help inspire your child with their spooky saga.

Why Take Part?
👹 Fun spooky theme
👻 Your child could be published in a real book alongside other kids nationwide
🎃 Opportunity to win a prize
🦇 Engaging creative writing activity for 6-13 year-olds
💀 Free to enter
🧛🏻‍♀️ Fangtastic way to showcase your child's writing talent

We look forward to reading your child's work! 



To make sure your entries are valid, please follow the rules listed below:

  • Only one entry per person.

  • This exciting contest is ideal for kids aged 6-13, but anyone aged 5-18 is welcome to enter.

  • 100-word limit (extracts are allowed). Titles are not included in the word count.

  • Your child's name, age and address must be included on their entry.

  • Entries can be a photocopy, typed, handwritten or scribed by an adult.

  • Your child's entry must be their own original work.

  • USA entrants only.

  • Free to enter.

If you are unsure on any rules or have any queries, please don't hesitate to Contact Us.


Spooky Sagas 2023 Prize

Our favorite 3 writers will each win a fantastic creative writing goody bag!

PLUS every entrant receives a bookmark for taking part. Students chosen for publication also receive a certificate. Independent entrants are eligible for student prizes.

(The school & student winners will be chosen from the entries received in Sept-Nov 2023 and prizes awarded the following semester.)

Closing Date: November 01, 2023