Write a short story...

As part of WhizzFizzFest 2021, we're inviting you to write a short story which could become an audiobook! Your story can be about anything - your teacher is an alien, next door's cat is leading a double life, winning a competition to eat an ice cream on the moon - whatever inspires you! Just make sure your story is no more than 800 words and then send it in to us using the form below. We will select stories from each age category to be recorded by one of our audiobook narrators!

Making your story into an audiobook

What would it be like to write your very own audiobook? To hear the story of your creation read aloud for others to enjoy? All of our narrators are profrossional broadcasters and have years of experience breathing life to words on a page, from Harry Potter to Horrible Histories! All of the chosen stories will be available to listen to on our website and their authors will be emailed a copy to share with friends and family.

Guidelines for entering

  • The deadline for entering is midnight on Wednesday 11th August.
  • Upload a word document using the form below; ask an adult to help you. We also need a parent to confirm their permission for you to enter and we'll need a contact email address too.
  • If you do not have access to Microsoft Word and want to submit a handwritten story, please send to: Marketing Team, Calibre Audio, New Road, Aylesbury, Bucks HP22 5XQ by the deadline.
  • We will only use your information in relation to your story submission. For further information, please see our WhizzFizzFest Privacy Policy below and our main policy here.
  • We will record stories in each of the following age categories: 5-7, 8-11, and 12-15.
  • We aim to contact all entrants by the end of September with completed narrations following shortly after.
  • Stories will be available to listen to on our website until 31st December 2021.
  • Please refrain from including offensive language or content within your story.
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