247tales.com - Bloomsbury's brand new online competition for young writers - is now live. This is a (very) short story writing competition that challenges 8 to 16-year-olds to write a piece of fiction in only 247 words or less. Each month a Bloomsbury author will write a 247tale on a particular theme and then it's over to the young people to create their own miniature masterpiece. This month it's Elen Caldecott. For full details visit Bloomsbury's 247 website.