Sunday 1st May 2022, 3:40pm

Mystery Short Story Writing Competition - 2022

Open for your entries, May 2022.

Author Sophie Hannah with our prize-winners, 2019.

We will be announcing the launch of this year’s International Agatha Christie Festival Mystery Short Story Writing Competition in early May. Watch our social media for further news @Agatha Festival, @LibrariesUnlimited and @LitWorks and pick up a flyer at your local library.

Each year the Festival invites children and young people across Devon to enter a competition to find the most promising short story about a mystery written by a young person. The winners receive an Apple iPad mini engraved with their name and their stories are read during Festival Week.

There are two age categories: 8-13 years and 14-18 years.

All the stories entered are read and judged by a panel that includes well known writers. 

Read about our 2021 Competition here

The IACF Mystery Short Story Writing Competition 2022 is organised in promotional partnership with Torbay Libraries/Libraries Unlimited and Literature Works, and generously sponsored by Wollens, PKF Francis Clark and Waterstones.