Martha Mills Young Writers’ Prize 2023



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The London Review of Books
1 September 2023
ISBN: 9781913465155
54 pages

From the publisher

Inspired by the curiosity and imagination of a thirteen-year-old who loved writing, the annual Martha Mills Young Writers' Prize gives young people a chance to explore new themes in their writing and to get their work published. The prize, established by the London Review Bookshop, is open to anyone between the ages of eleven and fourteen living in the UK.

The theme for this first year of the prize was ‘The Stranger’. The stories in the collection were shortlisted for inclusion by the judges, Merope Mills and Paul Laity (Martha’s parents), Gayle Lazda from the London Review Bookshop and the writer Katherine Rundell.

2023 winners: Izzy Cooper, Flynn Alexander Hampson & Mabel Swift

2023 runners-up: Nicholas Bailey, Theo Berrisford Sweet, Christabel Fletcher, Martha Gibbins, Anastasis Henningham, Hugo Hodson, Grace Osei-Wusu, Akeisha Pancho, Magdalena Pietravalle, Aadam Qureshi & Leo Smith