A youngster from a school in Northwood has had his short story accepted for publication as part of a competition for young writers.
Twelve-year-old Antonio Mo, a pupil at St Martin’s School, was delighted to hear the news that his story was chosen to feature alongside a catalogue of other stories to form an anthology, which was part of a worldwide competition.
Under the name of The Lil Author Skool, publishers Hashtag Press ran a competition for budding young authors up to 21 years of age to enter their writing. The entries submitted over several competitions were then selected to be printed in an anthology containing 28 short stories.
Antonio, whose short story is called The Ghost Train, said: “My only intention was to have fun writing the story. I was shocked and delighted to have been chosen and I look forward to seeing the book and all the other stories at the launch.”
The anthology, titled The Originals, will be released on the March 1, which is World Book Day.
The school librarian had already ordered a couple of copies because another pupil from St Martin’s, Mathis Wood from Year 8, had been chosen for the same anthology in a previous competition. Both boys will be able to attend the book launch together.