Waterstone’s Launches “What’s Your Story?” Contest

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May 16, 2008

Posted by SueTLC
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A few days ago we told you that J.K. Rowling was one of 13 authors who have contributed a handwritten “storycard” for a charity auction on June 10. Sponsored by UK booksellers Waterstone’s, proceeds from this auction will benefit the English PEN and Dyslexia Action. Now as part of this event, Waterstone’s has launched a contest asking the public to submit their own stories. Winners of this event, two adults and one child from the Waterstones.com and store entries, will also appear in a postcard book alongside the authors’ stories. This book will be available for purchase later this year, with proceeds of the sales to benefit Dyslexia Action and English PEN as well.

To enter this contest, click here to download a postcard template to do at home, or use the online form. There is no word limit, but they are asking the entry fit on one side of the postcard. All submissions will be available on the website, with the 13 authors submissions (including the one from JKR) will go online June 11. In addition to being published in the special book, “the national winners aged over 18 will also win an Arvon Writing Course and winners under 18 will receive £500 of Waterstone’s vouchers.” Good Luck!

Thanks Andy!





20 Responses to Waterstone’s Launches “What’s Your Story?” Contest

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Good luck everyone!

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can’t wait to read jo’s :)

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Awesome! I’m so entering. Thanks for letting us all know!

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Does anyone know when the deadline for the contest is?

I can’t wait! This is so exciting.

Ok, Breathe. . . . tlking to myself. . . floating on cloud nine. . . . .hope I don’t fall. Lol.

Anyone seen the Narnia movie yet?

Zoh

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I saw the new narnia movie yesterday night at 10:00 and it is awesome a lot better than the previous one

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Unfortunately I didn’t see the Half Blood Prince trailer on it

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HWAT ARE YOU SUPPOSE TO WRITE..? AND WHATS AN POSTCARD? >_<

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Is this only for people in the UK?

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does anyone know if the teaser is in the narnia movie? im seeing it later today but i desperatly want to know!!

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oh man, bummer i was really looking forward to the teaser!

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£500 waterstones vouchers?

I am SO entering!!

Oh man.. dreams of having £500 to spend purely on books

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cool, (:

yeah, i wanna see it so bad!!

deeeee.

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Oh this is so cool and I have the perfect story and now and insentive to write it XD

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Oh wow, that is really fantastic. I think I’ll enter =)

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I cant download the template! The link won’t open!

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yeah, when does the entries have to be in by, it doesn’t say anywhere on the site

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writing asap… does it have to be hand written or can it be typed b/c the template say “write” and idk what that means…

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can you be under 18? Because it says that one child and one adult is going to win, :P This is sooo exacting:D

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Finally a contest that’s not limited to under 18s! Maybe people are starting to realize that there’s actually a large amount of adult fans. In fact, I know of more adult devotees than younger ones.

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I’m so devasted, I worked for like three-four heurs on a really nice background and story and I click back becuase I saw that my spelling wasn’t the best and then it all goes away =/ So now I got to do it all again. Gahh. Anyway, good luck to everybody:D

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