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Conference for published and aspiring writers

Join SCBWI, a professional organisation of writers, illustrators, editors, publishers, agents, librarians and others for a star-studded line-up for their November conference at the University of Winchester.

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Wicked Young Writers shortlists 100 stories

Some 100 stories by children and young people have been shortlisted for the Wicket Young Writers' Award. The 100 entries were selected from more than 5,200 submissions.

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ASK A LIBRARIAN

Specialist school library service and public librarians are ready to answer your book and reading-related questions. Whether you are searching for a book for a young football enthusiast or historical fiction set in the Elizabethan era, these experts will have the answer.

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EXTRACTS TO DOWNLOAD

City of Fate

Set in the battle for Stalingrad, the story follows the struggle for survival of Yuri, a young teenage boy, and five-year-old Peter who he found in the rubble of their city. Snipers, Nazi shelling, lack of food and not...

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The Freedom Frontier

This is the fourth and final part of the Metawars series. The books are set in a world which is polluted, crowded and violent. Most people make life bearable by escaping to the Metasphere, a virtual space which allows...

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