Amazon has launched the search for a modern day version of Twas The Night Before Christmas, as a gift to families for bedtime reading this Christmas Eve. The winning author will win a prize package including professional illustrations of their story that could be read by millions on Christmas Eve, a £2,000 Amazon gift card and a top of the range Fire tablet.

Aspiring authors can submit their stories from Thursday 10th November by emailing their entries to

Rules of entry are as follows:

  • All UK residents are eligible to apply
  • The story must be family-friendly and Christmas themed
  • The word limit is between 350-700 words
  • Competition closes on Sunday 27th November

Your submission will only be eligible for consideration if you include answers to the following:

  • Your full legal name
  • Age at the time of entry
  • Town of residence
  • Occupation
  • Your inspiration to write the Book