Monday, February 9, 2009

Stories for Children Magazine Announces Wacky Dream Story Contest

/24-7/ -- 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

In addition to publication in Stories for Children Magazine, our Top Three Winners in both categories will receive:

For Adults:
1st Place: A year's subscription to Children's Writer, published 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): a $10 gift certificate to a store of their choice.
Judges: The SFC Editors

CONTEST RULES

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 Any original, unpublished piece not accepted by any publisher at the time of entry is eligible.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 at: http://storiesforchildrenmagazine.org/WackyDreamStoryContest.aspx

All submissions must be emailed as an attachment to: SFCcontests@StoriesForChildrenMagazine.org 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, which can be found at: http://storiesforchildrenmagazine.org/Documents/SFC%20Minor%20Release%20Form.doc

SEND ONLY ONE SUBMISSION PER EMAIL.

Good luck!

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