Marple Young Writers' Competition Anthology

Only £9.99 each - all proceeds go to Mellor Country House

A massive thank you to the Marple young writers who took part in our competition. We had a terrific response and there was some top quality writing - so well done to all. The top five in each category have now been published into this book below. To buy your copy (or copies) please click on the image below.

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Thank you to our sponsors for providing the prizes:

Stationery Supplies Marple

The Magnificent Chocolate Company

SVC Lighting

Thank you to The Writers Bureau for providing technical and administrative support.

Thank you to Competition Judge Paul Morris for his care and encourangement. Here is what he had to say about the young writers of Marple:


“The standard of entries has been brilliant. Really, a credit to you all. They gave me a lot to think about and a lovely warm sensation when I realised that the future of scribbling is ever-so-safe in your hands.

"Thank you so much for letting me judge these fab pieces of writing. It's been a treat!"


Competition Short List by category and then alphabetically



Tesni Penny - Look At the View

Tesni Penny - Weightless



Harrison Carter - Lost

Evie Garside - Beware, Beware The Covent Lair

Phoebe Heath - Lily 

Martha Munro - The Moonkids

Tommy Pratt - I'll Get There One Day



Ellie Bibby - Grandparents

Grace Foster - Daily Verona

Jas Pyszka - I am a Bird

Eleanor Sutton - The Haunted Mist

Lily Tennant - The Water Bottle Obsession



Amelie Braide - Nature

Zoe Cooper - Super Cat

Ava Eldridge - Squirrel

Annabel Holtey - Sweetropica

Massimo Sheppard - A Boy Who Wanted to Sell a River


All these stories and poems appear in The Marple Young Writers’  Competition Anthology which is now available to buy to raise funds for Mellor Country House.


The Award ceremony took place on 12th November 2020 via Zoom.