Bestselling writers to critique pupils' stories in competition

A new competition offers primary school children the chance to win feedback on their writing from award-winning authors.


Junior JK Rowlings and pint-sized Philip Pullmans could have their literary work critiqued by bestselling children’s authors, as part of a new competition.


The Authorfy competition offers children the chance to have stories assessed by writers including Cressida Cowell, author of the global bestselling How To Train Your Dragon series.


SF Said, award-winning author of the Varjak Paw novels, is also among the novelists providing their services, as is Abi Elphinstone, a former English teacher and author of books including The Shadow Keeper; Laura Dockrill, author of Darcy Burdock, and Piers Torday, award-winning author of The Last Wild trilogy.


Key stage 2 teachers can enter their school into the competition, which is being held to mark the launch of literacy website Authorfy. Every key stage 2 teacher is entitled to enter, so a single school can be entered more than once.


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