Category Archives: children’s books

Annual Writers-Editors International Writing Competition


nonfiction, fiction (short story and novel chapter), children’s literature, poetry; cash prizes; entry fees range from $3 to $20; deadline 3/15/2013; details HERE:

Launch Pad contest for unpublished novelists


deadlines vary by category: historical fiction is May 10, 2012, suspense/crime/mystery/thriller is June 10, contemporary fiction/women’s fiction is July 10, middle grade, YA fiction is August 10, contemporary romance is September 10, Speculative is October 10. entry fee is $35; details HERE:

FREE contest – Children’s picture books and fiction book manuscripts wanted


Sleepytown Press is holding a FREE contest with two grand prizes, one for a children’s picture book and one for fiction. Deadline is February 14, 2012. Read guidelines carefully before submitting to them! Details HERE:

FREE contest for children’s book manuscripts


The Times/Chicken House

Open to writers anywhere in the world; DEADLINE is 10/29/2010; prize is an advance of 10,000 pounds; 80,000 words max; limited to one entry per person; read the guidelines and how to submit HERE:

Pockets Short Story Contest


Pockets Short Story contest; Aug. 15, 2010 deadline; 750-1,000 words

Christian-themed fiction for children aged 8 – 12. 7

We do not accept storiesabout talking animals or inanimate objects. Fictional characters  and some elaboration may be included in scripture stories, but the writer must remain faithful to the story.

PRIZES:  $500 and publication in Pockets magazine.

FREE – Cheerios New Author Contest


July 15, 2010 deadline; must be 18 or older; submit original stories for readers ages 308 for a chance to wi $5,000 and a publishing contract with Simon & Schuster. First two runners-up get $1,000 and publication. Details here: