Twisted Tales |
Creative Writing Contest

Middle & High School

Twisted Tales Video

Something Wicked This Way Comes...

Inspire your students to get writing today with this exciting theme...

Twisted Tales invites your students to explore characterization and the effect of the narrator and perspective on a story. Let your students put a twist on the classic narrative of good vs evil, to show us the other side of the story.

They could choose to write their 100-word story about a classic villainous character, or think outside the box and consider the baddies in the world around them; from natural disasters and the animal kingdom to hackers and corruption, there’s no limit to what they could write about, so even the most reluctant writers will be inspired!

Download load a HUGE amount of free resources which will support your students' creative writing, help engage them and motivate them to write their twisted tale.

Remember, if your school is paperless or you're trying to be more green you can email entries, upload them here on our website or log in to your school's account to access the Online Writing Portal where your students type their work in your lesson. (Email us if you need a reminder of your login details!)

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

  • Only one entry per student, there is no limit to the number of entries per school. Teachers please submit your entries altogether where possible!

  • Your students' entries must be their own work.

  • Mini sagas can be submitted on the entry form or a sheet of paper or typed (on a computer or using the Online Writing Portal)

  • Each student's name, age and school name should be included on their entry.

  • 100-word limit for mini sagas (excluding the title).

  • Story starters are optional, but must be included in the word count if used.

  • Entries submitted must be on the contest theme of the villain's point of view.

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

For Schools

The school that submits the best overall set of entries in Sept-Nov 2022 will win The Young Writers' Award of Excellence!

Plus every participating teacher receives a free copy of the book their students feature in!

For Students

Our favorite 3 writers will each receive a $50 Amazon e-gift voucher!

Plus every entrant receives a bookmark and students chosen for publication will receive a certificate of merit.


Send your entries by uploading them:

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Enter through our student writing portal:

Writing Portal

Alternatively, you can email your entries to [email protected].

By Mail

Send your entries, along with your school entry form, to:

Young Writers Twisted Tales
77 Walnut Street
Unit 11
Peabody MA 01960

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Young Writers
77 Walnut Street
Unit 11
Peabody MA 01960

[email protected]


Closing Date: November 01, 2022