Sharpen Your Pencils …

Walt Whitman once told a friend, “if I had more time, I’d have written you a shorter letter.”  In that spirit, we’re giving writers aged 6-12 months to craft their entries to this fall’s Toronto Roald Dahl Day Short Story Contest, based on Dahl’s beloved novel MATILDA. Here’s the writing prompt:

Craft a short story (1500 words MAX) about what you, a bookish middle-grade student with a mean-spirited gym teacher, Mr Trunchbull, would do if you woke up on a school-day morning and discovered you had telekinetic powers just like Matilda.

Send it to by Tuesday, October 9th.

An all star judging panel will read aloud and award cool prizes to the top stories before a special screening of Danny Devito’s film adaptation of Dahl’s novel, MATILDA, on Saturday, November 18 at The Ted Rogers Hot Docs Cinema (506 Bloor St West – at Bathurst). Don’t miss the 8th Annual Toronto Roald Dahl Day celebration!

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