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International Junior Authors Short Story Writing Contest

This contest, for kids age 9-21 is open to anyone in the world! The Deadline June 30, 2014, so there is still plenty of time to commit your imagination to paper. Entering a contest is great way to get you work recognized and published. Check out the contest rules here: International Junior Authors Short Story Writing Contest 

All finalists will receive a Certificate of Achievement because it is a huge achievement to make the finals in this competition.

Happy Writing!

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Summer Creative Writing Contest

Visit authormingle to find out about a summer writing contest. Entering writing contests is a great way to practice the craft of writing, as well as getting used to meeting deadlines. This contest is open to all fiction writers, published or unpublished and costs $19 to enter. The winner takes home $500!

Writing can be a lonely profession that demands self-discipline. I’ve found that in the long, hot days of summer this can be in short supply, so a contest is a great way to motivate yourself. Just by showing up at the page and shaping your words into a story, you’ve won!

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The Writers’ Union of Canada – Writing for Children Competition

16th annual Writing for Children Competition invites writers to submit a piece for children up to 1,500 words in the English language that has not previously been published in any format. A $1,500 prize will be awarded to an unpublished Canadian writer. The winner will be announced in July 2012. Electronic submissions will not be accepted. Complete rules and regulations

Deadline for entries is April 24.

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Illinois Woman’s Press Association (IWPA 2012 Contest)

It’s that time of the year already. The IWPA 2012 Communications Contest is upon us and once again, I have been asked to be one of the judges. Active since 1885, the IWPA acts as both an advocate and a voice for women in press and I am honoured to participate in this annual event.

So for the next week, the phone is off the hook while I read through the many entries that arrived in a big box late last week – everything from Feature Stories to News Reporting. If this year’s entries are anything like last years, I can look forward to passionate, interesting and engaging writing. What better way to spend the next little while!

If you want to know more about the IWPA, their website is a wealth of information, links and much more. From their site:

The past 126 years of the Illinois Woman’s Press Association c ombined with the 70+ years history of the National Federation of Press Women has been a powerful force in supporting literacy, women’s issues, the First Amendment and freedom of information. We have developed powerful partnerships with such organizations as the Council of National Journalism Organizations, the National Women’s History Museum and the World Press Freedom Committee.

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Visit the three-day novel contest Website here.

It’ Time to Register for the Big Contest!

The goal: write a complete novel in only 3 days. The reward: a creative experience and one coffee-stained, tear-tinged, rule-breaking first draft. And for the winning author, publication. (Cash prizes too). It’s a BC-born, now international, rite of passage. Registration is now open – preregister online.

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Cheerios Writing Contest; Children’s Author’s Americans Only

Cheerios Cereal is holding a contest for children’s fiction authors. Submit your original, unpublished children’s story targeted at children ages 3 to 8 for a chance at the grand prize of $5000 cash and a possible publishing contract from Simon & Schuster. Two first prizes of $1000 will also be awarded. Deadline to enter is July 15. Read all about it here

I don’t know why a cereal company would do this, but I’m not complaining. Hooking up kids with books is through food is a great idea. I grew up reading the backs of cereal boxes. – Trix are for Kids…Put a Tiger in Your Tank

I loved those taglines, but how much more satisfying would it have been to have had the opportunity to read a serialized (pun intended) version of Charlotte’s Web!

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Writing Contest: 2009 Helen Sissons Canadian Children’s Story Competition

November 20, 2009: To commemorate National Child Day, P.A.C.E. (Canada)
today announced the launch of the 2009 Helen Sissons Canadian Children’s
Story Competition. P.A.C.E. (Canada) is a registered charity which
promotes early childhood education. Helen Isobel Sissons was a Toronto
educator committed to human rights and equity.

The award is intended to encourage the development of literature for
young children up to 7 years of age. The prize of $1,000 is to be
awarded, by decision of the Education Committee, to the author of an
original unpublished manuscript of a story for children which reflects
the diversity of the world’s population.

Canadian citizens/landed immigrants are eligible. Deadline for
submissions is March 31, 2010. See complete details under Awards on the
website: http://www.pacecanada.org .


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