for Issue 55: What Year is It? 

We’ve had enough of 2020 already!

So your challenge is to write a story of up to 400 words set in ANY OTHER YEAR, could be 2019, 5 B.C, or 3020! The trick will be to land us right in the middle of the most important part of the story - don’t use up all your words on the time travel aspect - we want to read about being there NOT getting there!


DEADLINE: Friday 23rd OCT 2020

YEARS 4-6 Two winners will receive a

$20 Scorpio Books voucher

YEARS 7-8 Two winners will receive a

$30 Scorpio Books voucher

YEARS 9-10 Two winners will receive a

$50 Scorpio Books voucher

Submission and payment details below.

Many thanks to Scorpio Books for their generosity in assisting with the prizes for this competition.

Please read all the guidelines, terms and conditions below before you enter. 

Entry fee is $5 or $25 for six entries from a school.


Write On - Competition Submission Guidelines, Terms and Conditions


Please read the, competition guidelines, terms and conditions below.


  • All submissions must be via our online form. ( see ENTER NOW button above)


  • Please take a moment to check your writing- is it your very best work?

  • Have you kept at or under the word limit ( not counting title)?

  • Ask a teacher or parent to read it over and give you some feedback.

  • Please format your work in size 12, Times New Roman, black.

  • No pictures or illustrations please - let your wonderful writing create the pictures.

  • Please make sure the title of your entry is at the top of your page.

  • All entries will be judged blind, so please do not include your name or school on your entry.

  • Work can be entered as .doc or .pdf files only.

  • Please make sure you pay your entry fee - $5.00 per individual entry, or $25.00 for each six entries from a school.

  • No simultaneous submissions - please don’t send your story to another publication or competition until after November 30, 2020.

  • If you are selected as a winner we may make small edits prior to publication. We will send these to you for final approval. 

Closing date: October 23, 2020


Winning entries will be published in Write On, Issue 55: Time Travel, December 2020. Winners will be contacted early November 2020.


No correspondence will be entered in to. The judges’ decision is final.