It's a big year in the life of any child—the first day of school, learning the alphabet and how to read, making new friends, and so many more new and exciting adventures!
This contest is your chance to write a picture book for kindergarteners about kindergarten. Write a picture book that takes place in kindergarten. It could be about the the first day of school, the last day of school, or any day or moment inbetween.
Use your imagination to craft a picture book manuscript aimed at children ages four to six. Manuscripts must be previously unpublished and no more than 500 words.
Deadline: November 30, 2018
$1,300 Cash Prizes
All entrants are invited to a FREE instructional online workshop with our esteemed judge and the Director of the Institute of Children's Literature and Institute for Writers.
Winning entries will be workshopped by our judge to help writers understand what worked and what could be improved to make it submission-ready.
Submissions will be judged on clarity, originality, completeness of the story, potential in the market, appropriateness for the age range, and your ability to match standard manuscript format (double spacing, clear contact information, no creative use of fonts).
The winning entries in this Kindergarten Picture Book Contest will be announced at a live online workshop within 90 days after the contest closes. All contest entrants will be notified of the event details by email and be invited free of charge. (Non-entrants may attend for a nominal fee of $7.)
This is a great opportunity to build your writing and submitting skills!
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