Tuesday 16th December 2008 by C. Freeman
Brother and sister Blane and Tierney Chalmers have got their writing published after entering a young authors' competition. Publishers, Red House Books invited entries from budding young storytellers and both Tierney and Blane submitted work after their mum spotted the competition details.
Blane's poem and Tierney's story have now been included in the Red House Young Writers' Yearbook 2008. Blane, who is in Year 9, won with a poem about a fish which he wrote during an English lesson at Brooke Weston while Tierney's story, a girl's explanation to her head teacher of why she took an alligator to school, also caught the eye of author Matt Whyman who chose the winning pieces from around 600 entries.
Red House Books are now running next year's competition which is open to students aged 17 and under. The winning authors will take part in a workshop where they will receive advice from professional writers and have their work included in the 2009 Yearbook. For more information on this year's competition simply click on the link below.