The Penable Short Story competition…… FOR KIDS!!!

Hey everyone, today we have a very special announcement…

We’ll be having a short story competition for kids! ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰

We’ll still be having our Thursday Poetry Competitions, but this comp is only for those between the age of five to fifteen.

If you’re a kid, or have kids, then feel free to enter!

Before you enter, make sure you read all of the following.

Deadline: is the 31st August

Age : 5 – 15 year olds

Fee: it’s free to enter! However, you must tell at least three people about this comp and subscribe to Penable.

The results will be revealed on the 2nd of September.

What do I have to write about?

You can write a short story about pretty much anything you like. There is no topic, and if you’re struggling to find something to write about, click here for some story ideas.

Where should I send in my work?

Register here. After you’ve done that, send us your work via email:, if you haven’t registered, we won’t accept your work.


There are three categories:

The 5 – 8 category

The 9 – 11 category

The 12 – 15 category

For each category, the winner will get to publish a guest post on Penable, be featured in our hall of fame, get their work in our Newsletter as well as receiving special tips from different Authors who will soon be revealed.


If you are under the age of fifteen, you must have the permission of a parent or guardian before you enter.

We will only take one story per person!

Your work should not contain strong language or inappropriate content.

If you have any questions regarding this competition, please don’t hesitate to drop us a comment below and we’ll get back to you very soon!

Have a great time writing your stories, I look forward to reading your amazing entries and remember to share this post with any kids you know who love to write!

And if you’re thinking of sharing this post on social media, then please do so, but remember to use #penablekidscomp

Stay safe,

Published by H.R Phoenix, Author

H.R Phoenix is the creator of Penable. She likes to inspire people to write and is an author, editor, proofreader and illustrator. She is currently working on her mystery/thriller debut novel. When she's not working on a short story or writing awesome Penable Posts, she enjoys spending time painting, reading or hanging out with her two cute kittens...

84 thoughts on “The Penable Short Story competition…… FOR KIDS!!!

  1. Hey! I’m under 15 and I’m interested in this. But before I register, could you please specify what age level should our writings be? And also, will our ages be shared publicly? Plus is there any word limit? Sorry for the questions and Thanks!

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  2. Hi there! Good questions – no need to apologize! ๐Ÿ˜Š
    What do you mean by age level?
    No, unless you want us to, we won’t reveal your exact age. But if you do win, we have to reveal what age category you’re in.
    There is no word limit – however please make sure that it’s a short story and not too long. Less than 5 pages on Word.

    Thank you very much, if you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to ask! Happy writing! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  3. Thank you!
    I meant, for what age group or for what ages should our writings be directed at? A teenager would find a particular story boring, but someone under the age of 12 might enjoy it. So what age should we keep in mind when writing?

    Thank you for answering my queries! This competition definitely seems interesting! Thanks. =)

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  4. You’re very welcome ๐Ÿ˜Š
    Oh, yes, well whatever age you are, write for that age or older. We’ll be judging according to the age category.

    No problem! In the meantime, do share the news about this comp! ๐Ÿ™‚โœจ

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  5. Yoooooh Phoenix you so amazing and u fitted ur calling indeed… So I have something in my heart so if I may ask, vrtt humble reading all post i am allowed for raising opinions or to say domething๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜

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  6. Hello Phoenix. How are you? Hope you’re doing well! have a doubt regarding this comp. There’ll be one winner from each category. Will there be runner ups as well?

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  7. Hello Phoenix I’m sorry about the text I didn’t recognize that I was responding to your comment about the next my network was troubling me I am so sorry thank you and to say some views was talking about the kids short stories

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