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Monsters! Creative Writing Competition for York Literature Festival

York Literature Festival
The 2018 York Literature Festival, sponsored by Baillie Gifford

Calling all budding writers and poets!!  The Mount is joining with the York Literature Festival to bring you Monsters – a creative writing competition open to writers age 18 and under.

In honour of the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s gothic tale, Frankenstein, The Mount School and the York Literature Festival are delighted to invite young authors and poets to a creative writing competition on the theme of Monsters.


Entrance is open to Under 11s, 12-15 year olds and 16-18 year olds.  Categories for entry are: short story; poetry; flash fiction.

  • Age groups: Under 11s; 12-15 year olds; 16-18 year olds
  • Categories: Short Story; Poetry; Flash Fiction (16-18 year olds only)

Send in your submission to or via post to Monsters Creative Writing Competition, The Mount School, Dalton Terrace, York YO24 4DD by the 1st of March. Judges decisions will be announced between 10 and 12 March, with the winners invited to read out their work at a ceremony on Friday 23 March at The Mount from 6.00pm-8.00pm.

Please see here for the Creative Writing Competition Rules. The Rules include word count limits, formatting requirements and deadlines, so please do check these before submitting your work.

If you would like further information about the competition, please contact Vanessa Charters on or 01904 23 23 25.

Creative writing competition at The Mount
The Mount’s exciting creative writing competition for the 2018 York Literature Festival