FOUR A-level English students have recently had their stories published after winning a national young writer’s competition, run by the Young Writers organisation.
The students took part in a competition run by the Young Writers organisation. Their challenge was to retell a familiar story, adding their own plot twist. Furthermore, they had to do so within a strict word limit. Inspired in part by their study of the work of Angela Carter, Jacey Ritchie, Thomas Hahn and Annabel Vinton-Horsley created darker versions of traditional fairy tales, while Joshua Nagle retold the myth of Perseus, making him the victim rather than the victor.
Mark Vinall, Principal of Palmer’s College said, “Congratulations to our young writers on their creative achievements and publishing success.”
Neil Allan, Head of English said: “The students succeeded in making very familiar tales seem strange and unsettling, confounding their readers’ expectations. The publication of their stories is a fitting tribute to their creative writing skills, and it is an achievement of which they can be proud.”
Their work was selected for publication in A Twist in the Tale: Toil and Trouble, edited by Lisa Adlam, which showcased the best competition entries from across the UK.