Northumberland Libraries are collaborating
with North East company Shoofly Publishing on an
exciting opportunity for a budding author to see their work
published as an e-book. We are running a storytelling competition
for stories between 250 and 1000 words.
The theme of the story is ‘Northumberlandia: A
New Legend’, inspired around the amazing public art piece,
Northumberlandia. We would
like you to create a new legend, answering some questions about
her: ‘Who was Northumberlandia?’, ‘Where did she come from’, and
‘What happened to her?’
The competition is open to all ages and
there are four categories: Under 7, 8-11 years, 12-18 years, and
The winning story from each category will be
made available online via libraries, cultural venues and schools
across Northumberland and the overall winner will have their story
made into an e-book . To see an example of what your e-book could
look like, have a look at Shoofly’s
Your entry will be judged by a panel including local authors and
the winner will be announced on 4th May 2015. The e-book
will be launched on 6th July 2015.
To enter, please email a copy of your story to
or take it into your local library by
31st March 2015.
Please feel free to share our poster which you
can find here!