Writing for Children/Young Adult

Spring 2015 Leapfrog Press Fiction Contest

Fiction Contest Welcome to the 2015 Leapfrog Fiction Contest page! Deadline: May 1, 2015 Adult, YA, and middle grade novels, novellas and story collections; minimum length 22,000 words.  Finalist: $150 plus manuscript critique by this year’s finalist judge, author Mark Brazaitis. First prize: Finalist awards plus publication contract with $1,000 royalty advance. Past Winners: 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 the entry fee is $30. What to Enter Adult, young adult (YA) and middle grade (MG) novels, novellas, and short story collections are accepted. Minimum word count: 22,000. Individual stories in a collection may have been published in journals. Books that have been self-published will be considered “:unpublished” if fewer than about 200 copies were printed. We look for literary fiction and mainstream fiction, including science fiction. Generally we are less interested in strict genre fiction, but if a manuscript is good and grabs our attention, we don’t care what the genre is. How to Enter All entries must be submitted by email to fictioncontest@leapfrogpress.com . Subject line: “Contest entry Book Title–adult novel.” Use your actual manuscript title or part of it, and indicate whether it is a novel, story collection, novella, YA novel, or MG novel. If you are unsure whether it is for adults or young adults, or should be called a novel or a novella, just take a guess. We are not picky about category. In the body of your email message, please include your name, complete manuscript title, mailing address, and email address. Please do not include any biographical information. Indicate whether your entry fee will be coming by check or via PayPal/credit card. This helps us match PayPal payments to manuscripts. Attach your complete manuscript to your message as a Word or PDF file. Please REMOVE any identifying information from the file before sending: no author name or address should be included. This includes information in page headers/footers, title pages, and so forth. If you forget, don’t worry: we’ll remove the information before the manuscript reaches the judges. We ask that you do not attach a file greater than bout 1.5 MB. If this is a problem, please contact us. You may send larger files by Hightail or some other file-sharing system, but we need to know in advance if you are doing so. However, there is no reason for any manuscript file to exceed a couple of MB at the most. If yours does, it has illustrations that need to be removed or made smaller (lower resolution). Finally, use the PayPal link below for your entry fee of $30, or send a check to Leapfrog Press 2015 Fiction Contest, PO Box 505, Fredonia, NY 14063. Visit the website for complete guidelines: ...

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Soap Stone Creek Literary Journal for kids of all ages http://soapstonecreekjournal.com/ Bi-monthly Print Journal for Children of all Ages Debuting May 2015 $25 (6 issues) USA $35 (6 issues) Canada & Other Countries WE ACCEPT PAYPAL OR CHECK OR MONEY ORDER PAYABLE TO RIVERCITY TODAY/PRESS Current Needs Fiction: Short Stories for children, all ages (500-1000 Words) Essays for children, all ages (500-1000 Words) Poetry for children, all ages (Up to 20 lines) We accept stories by children (Parents Signature Form Upon Request) Artwork by students: 8 1/2 x 11 original pictures by students Photos (no more than 6 per submission) Manuscript Format: WORD, Double Spaced, Attachment – cover letter in the body of the email. Please include name, contact info and brief bio with all submissions. Pay is in copies. Journal Size: 8 1/2 x 11 Soap Stone Creek Literary Journal for kids of all ages Visit the website for submissions details: http://soapstonecreekjournal.com/ Email: soapstonecreekjournal@gmail.com http://soapstonecreekjournal.com/ 2413 Bethel Rd. Logansport LA 71049...

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Essaymama’s Christmas Writing Contest

Christmas is fast approaching and Essaymama is here to treat the most talented writers with great prizes!With what do you associate Christmas? For EssayMama there are Christmas decorations, flashlights, frosty smell of pine needles and of course “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens. Christmas gives us inspiration; you just need to add a little motivation and effort! So, (attention!), EssayMama essay writing helper announces Christmas Writing Contest! Yes, exactly. This is a great opportunity for all talented writers to express themselves. Why compete in Essaymama Christmas Writing Contest? Get published. Fame and popularity! 15 best works will be added to the printed “Best EssayMama’s Stories: Christmas Edition” book and published on the best resources for writers. Get cash. $ 330 will be given to each of the top 3 writers. Get discovered. Share your Christmas spirit with the world! Terms and Conditions: Deadline – December 25, 2014. Submit your stories from November 5 till December 25, 2014. One participant can send only one story! Stories will be checked by our team during the period from December 26, 2014 till January 04, 2015. The final results will be announced January 05, 2015. The winners will be published on our site. Also, each winner will receive a personal email alert. Entry Fee $ 0. Just “like” Essaymama Facebook page and share on your own Facebook page the post about Essaymama Writing contest. Link to your shared post on Facebook is the ‘entry fee’ to the competition, so do not forget to add it to your letter! Submit to:  info[at]essaymama.com First prize. Each of the top 3 writers will be awarded with $330. Additional Prizes. 15 best works will be added to the printed “Best EssayMama’s Stories: Christmas Edition” book and published on the best resources for writers. Every winner will get his/her own copy via mail. Christmas dreams come true – you will become popular! Submission Guidelines Type Prose (no min, 4,000 words MAX). Topic Christmas. The story can be written in any style – instructive, funny, sad, for children. The main thing – it must be about Christmas. Language English only Formats .doc, .rtf, .odt, and .docx 100% unique All submissions will be checked via Copyscape. Participation in the contest automatically constitutes your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and the rejection of any claim. Mail title should be [EssayMama Christmas Writing Contest], your name. – See more at:...

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