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Top 50 2015

500 Words 2015

Read, listen to and download the Top 50 stories in 500 Words 2015

Story Laboratory: Ten Tips Video

Story Laboratory - HRH Duchess of Cornwall

Chris, Francesca, Frank & Malorie impress HRH The Duchess of Cornwall with story tips!

500 Words In Your Words


A blog of your thoughts about all things 500 Words.

500 WORDS 2014

Sherlock on stage

Listen to the winning tales from 2014 & see all the action from the final at Hay.

Top 50 2014

Others - 05 Worm In Book

Which stories made our shortlist? Read and listen to the whole Top 50!