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Our recent competition for Young Adult Fiction produced almost 300 exciting entries. Our panel of nine judges have spent the last month with a very difficult job whittling down the top 21 winners. These were collated into an anthology titled Hide It! and we feel sure that you will enjoy the high calibre of stories selected.
Hide It! is an anthology of writing targeted for young readers, but as you’ll find when you venture inside, this is a collection more adult than you might imagine. Oscar Wilde once said that ‘to define is to limit’, but this collection might just finally negate the power of that phrase. There is something mischievous in all of us when it comes to the kind of creative material we seek out for entertainment. The days of Agatha Christie or P G Wodehouse providing any one reader with all that they would be likely to need in a lifetime’s reading was only ever a colonial dream.
Today the global village of pleasure has beaten away all borders and barriers, and although having 700 channels to choose from might have you turning off your television, the choice of reading material promises a cornucopia of delights. And so it is with Hide It! In seeking out the young imagination, each of the writers in this collection has appealed to the child in us all, and what you have before you is a feast for wild thoughts and dreams. Stories to surprise, sadden, amuse and to scare.
It shouldn’t be long before you understand the ironic title of the collection. Like all great stories and guilty secrets… Hide It! will eventually make you want to do anything but.
Authors and Stories
- ‘Loving You To Death’ by Rob Hainsworth
- ‘Last Night’ by Michael Richardson
- ‘Merykara’ by Jessica Collett
- ‘Minutes To Spare’ by Adam Barnett
- ‘Exhibition of an Aftermath’ by Matthew Howard
- ‘Apologetic Destinies’ by Josephine Lister
- ‘Love Locked’ by Joely Badger
- ‘For The Sake Of Love’ by Charlotte Whitehead
- ‘The Spider Web Collector’ by Mark Sheeky
- ‘Tooth Fairy’ by Rhiannon Cousins
- ‘Old Scars’ by Helen Raven
- ‘Living In Harmony’ by Hazel Compton
- ‘Double-Dick Dave’ by Stephen Collins
- ‘Shadowlands’ by Jack Reichhold
- ‘Who Knows, Who Cares’ by Charlotte Turner
- ‘The Selkie’ by Sarah Byrne
- ‘The Shadowman’ by Hannah Jamieson
- ‘Frank Smith and the Embarrassing Mix Up’ by Leanne Moden
- ‘The Ecobart’ by Peter Astle