Lockdown Lit: Unlocked minds – a collection of children’s short stories written during the COVID-19 pandemic

This book of short stories and poems is a compilation of the winners of the Lockdown Lit Prize for Children.   Entrants were invited to write about anything they chose.   The competition aimed to provide a release for imaginations pent up by lockdown.   The number of entries was far greater than anticipated, with the stories arriving individually, in school groups and some from overseas!   There were poems, picture stories, funny stories, scary stories and some that were very personal.

The stories were put into three categories based on age, not subject matter.   The standard of entry was very high – it was clear that the teachers and parents have been doing their job on developing their children’s writing skills.

Any profits from the book will go to the NHS Charity.

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About the author:

Steven Lane is the Commissioning Editor for Child’s Eye – the children’s literature section of Redshank Books.   He previously worked in FE and HE and the public and private sector.