Thursday, April 16, 2009

Wacky Dream Contest from Stories for Children Magazine

I'm posting this because I think my readers and followers may enjoy writing a story for this online magazine. Stories for Children Magazine is a free magazine with stories, poems, crafts, puzzles and a plethora of illustrations for kids 12 and under (adults really enjoy it too). I've not submitted anything to them yet but who knows, maybe a short story or one of my geography games will show up in the magazine (when I find time to submit to them). Take a look - see what you can come up and enter the contest. Maybe you will be published in the magazine - Good luck - Mrs. E and the JGDS :)

Wacky Dream Story Contest at Stories for Children Magazine

Make your dreamscape come alive and write about a wacky dream you or one of your characters has had and can’t stop talking about it. It’s all about the wackiest dream, but make sure it is appropriate for children ages 12 and under.
Submissions accepted: March 1, 2009 thru May 30, 2009.

Who can enter? Two categories: one for adults and one for children (17 and under)
Contest Fees: Adults $10 / children FREE

Contest Prizes:
The Top Three stories for both categories will be published in the following months:
1st place—July 2009
2nd place—August 2009
3rd place—September 2009

On top of being published in Stories for Children Magazine, our top three winners in both categories will also receive a Winner’s Certificate and-

For Adults -
1st Place:
A year’s subscription to Writer’s Digest and Children's Writers put out by The Institute of Children’s Literature.
2nd Place:
Writer's Little Instruction Book: Craft & Technique by Paul Raymond Martin, published by Writer's Digest
3rd Place:
Writer's Little Instruction Book: Getting Published by Paul Raymond Martin, published by Writer's Digest

For Youth (17 and under)-
1st place:
The 13th Reality: The Journal of Curious Letters autographed by James Dashner, Dream Share autographed by Rita Milios, and a $10 gift card to a store of their choice
2nd place:
A 13th Reality poster autographed by James Dashner, a Dream Share button, and $10 gift card to a store of their choice.
3rd place:
A Dream Share button and $10 gift card to a store of their choice.
Judges: The SFC Team


Specifications: Short stories for children ages 12 and under. Any original, unpublished piece not accepted by any publisher at the time of entry is eligible. Entries can take on any form of wackiness. Maximum word count is 1,200 words. (This is not including your title or byline.) NO sexual, violent, or drug related content. Winners will be selected based on quality and appeal to our readership at Stories for Children Magazine.

All entries must follow Stories for Children Magazine’s submission guidelines

All submissions must be emailed as an attachment to: by midnight May 30, 2009. In the subject line, write “Wacky Dream Story Contest” and indicate adult or youth category.

No mail-in entries will be accepted!

No acknowledgement of the receipt of entries will be sent.

Multiple entries are allowed, but must be sent separately.

FOR ADULT WRITERS: An invoice will be sent via PayPal for the contest fee of $10.

FOR YOUNG WRITERS (17 and under): Please follow the submission guidelines above. Plus attach the Minor Release Form


Good luck!

Be sure to check out the April 2009 issue of Stories for Children Magazine for the magnificent articles, stories, and Featured Guest Kevin Scott Collier’s interview.

Learn more about Stories for Children Magazine here

All the best,
VS Grenier
Founder & Owner, Stories for Children Publishing, LLC
Editor-in-Chief, Stories for Children Magazine

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VS Grenier, Founder said...

Thank you for sharing our contest with your blog readers. Also don't forget to stop by Stories for Children Magazine at come May 4th when the new issue will be up. We have some really great articles and stories to share.

All the best,

VS Grenier
Founder & Editor-in-Chief
Stories for Children Magazine

elysabeth said...

Thanks for stopping by, Virginia. Glad to be of some service. I don't get on the chat forums or blogs much any more due to being so overwhelmed with work and stuff (and trying to get my 50 state stories written - lol). glad to see a few new readers here - E :)

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