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Win! A ‘Starting to Write Children’s Fiction...

Win! A ‘Starting to Write Children’s Fiction’ course bundle worth £680

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Have you always dreamed of writing your own children’s book? Here is your chance to make it happen!

We have teamed up with Curtis Brown Creative to offer one lucky aspiring writer the chance to win a ‘Starting to Write Children’s Fiction’ course bundle worth £680, comprising:

This writing bundle is suitable for novice writers as well as those who are already writing. If you love making up stories and drawing characters for the kids in your life, then you may just have the makings of a children’s writer or illustrator. To get started all you need is the desire to start putting pen to paper – CBC will help you develop your ideas, build your confidence and develop vital writing techniques as you bring your story for young readers to the page. CBC’s courses feature exclusive teaching videos and resources from leading authors, plus writing tasks to help you put your learning into practice. All courses are hosted on CBC’s online learning platform – designed with flexible study in mind so you can take part at times that suit you. You’ll also find your writing community in CBC’s private student forums, where you’ll upload your completed writing tasks, give and receive peer-to-peer feedback, and discuss the week’s topics with your fellow students and the CBC team. 

About Curtis Brown Creative

Curtis Brown Creative (CBC) is one of the UK’s most successful writing academies, running courses online and in London. It’s the only writing school to be owned and run by a major literary and talent agency (The Curtis Brown Group). Since CBC was founded in 2011, over 200 students have become commercially published authors, including international bestseller Bonnie Garmus (Lessons in Chemistry), and celebrated children’s and YA authors Penny Chrimes (Tiger Heart), Michael Mann (Ghostcloud), Cynthia Murphy (Last One to Die) and Jenny Pearson (The Super Miraculous Journey of Freddie Yates). CBC frequently runs free courses, scholarships and mentoring for under-represented writers through their Breakthrough Writers’ Programme. 

To be in with a chance of winning, all you need to do is answer the question below:


18+ only. One entry per person. 

One winner will receive places on 2 Curtis Brown Creative online courses. They will have a choice of 2 online courses from this course page, the total value is equal to or less than £440. 

The winner will also receive a 500-word report from one of Curtis Brown Creative’s tutor/editors and a 30-minute video or telephone tutorial with them to discuss their work (together worth £240).

Course places do not have to be taken concurrently. Course places and other prizes must be redeemed by 1 April 2025. 

Prizes may not be exchanged directly for cash. 

Prizes cannot be transferred to another individual. 

Curtis Brown Creative reserves the right to make alterations to the range of courses on offer and to the dates on which courses run. 

Competition closes at 11.59pm on 31 March 2024.

The winner will be randomly selected and contacted by the prize suppliers via email within 7 days of the closing date.

This is a paid partnership with Curtis Brown Creative