Originally devised by Chris Evans, '500 Words' has a rich 10-year heritage, giving children of all ethnicities and backgrounds a platform to express their imaginations and creativity through storytelling. This title is a collection of 100 inspiring, moving and poignant short stories, submitted to the '500 Words: Black Lives Matter' competition which ran on Virgin Radio in July 2020. This title features a foreword from Chris Evans, analysis of the writing from Oxford University Press and writing tips from judges Malorie Blackman, Charlie Higson, Francesca Simon and Frank Cottrell-Boyce. The illustrious judging panel, chaired by Angellica Bell and Michael Underwood, reviewed thousands of submissions from which they have shortlisted eight finalists and selected a further 92 stories to be included in this important and timely collection.

500 words

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