Tag Archives: children’s

Multi-category writing contests


Carteret Writers 21st Annual Writing Contest; fiction, flash fiction, nonfiction, poetry, children’s cash prizes of $25, $50 and $100 in each category; entry fees range from $5-$10; deadline is March 13, 2012; details HERE:


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Paying market for fiction & kids stories


Catholic Forester pays for a variety of nonfiction articles, but also for light fiction or good stories for kids. Pays $.50/word and $50 for reprints. Read the guidelines HERE:


All Genres Writing Competition


Variety of categories, including nonfiction, fiction, romance, screenplays, poetry, children’s books, young adult; no word count limit on anything but screenplay (which is 120 pages); $25 entry for early birds; $15 for each additional entry; total of $10,000 in prizes; open internationally but everything must be in English. For details about how to enter, prizes, etc., go HERE:


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:


FREE contest for children’s stories & poetry


April 30 deadline; $1,500 prize EACH MONTH for 5 best stories, which will be filmed

750 words max; for children 3-8 years old; poetry also welcome; two stories max entry


10 QUESTIONS FOR…Leah Beth Evans, author & high school freshman!


Author Interview Leah Beth Evanscoverleahbeth

My name is Leah Beth Evans and I’m a freshman at Valley View High School. I live in the town of Peckville located in the state of PA.I enjoy composing songs and literature.I have one published book,a childrens book, called “A Different Kind of Hero”.

1. Tell us about your latest book.

My latest published book,“A Different Kind of Hero”, is a fictional children’s book about a Monkey who seeks out his special talent or prowess.

2. How did you get started as a writer?

Ever since I was young,I would write short story’s or poems. In fourth grade though, I was “influenced” by a nonfictional story I had read in class all about the rainforest.Soon after,I wrote “A Different Kind of Hero”.

3. What does a typical day look like for you?

My typical day consists of attending school,studying,writing,practicing the piano,and occasionally socializing with friends.

4. Describe your workspace.

I have a variety of workplaces.My computer desk,my kitchen table,and my bedroom.

5. Favorite books 

My favorite books consist of “The Twilight Series”,”the Diary of Ann Frank”,”Flowers for Algernon,and “Little Women.”

6. Tell us 3 interesting/crazy things about you

I am capable of writing with both hands, sometimes I sleep on the opposite end of my bed (helps me sleep better),I not only have a love for writing but also music/theatre.

7. Favorite quote

I find all quotes to be special and creative and generally do not favor one over the other.

8. Best and worst part of being a writer

The best part of being a writer is getting to fill just a simple sheet of paper with your own thoughts and feelings.The worst part of being a writer is being given a limit to writing. As a writer, I do not enjoy writing essays that have a limit of “At least 5 paragraphs” or “No more than 3 pages”. As a writer, I believe that one should have the freedom of writing as much or as little as wanted. I believe a story should be written until the author feels it is complete,not when you are at your limit (3 pages or 5 paragraphs).

9. Advice for other writers

Write what you feel and love creating. Writing is beautiful and should be enjoyed and appreciated.

10. Tell us a story about your writing experience. 

When I started seventh grade my parents got my book published. It was an unforgetable day. One of my goals had been “achieved” and one of my dreams “come true”.

Where can people buy your book?

My book can be published at Amazon.com, Borders(online store),Barnes n’ Noble(online store),and Target.com. Also, fans can follow me on twitter at www.twitter.com/theatregirl2

Thank you for this oppertunity,

                                        Leah Beth Evans

Paying markets for short stories for children


Do you write fiction for children? There are 3 markets that pay for short stories:

1. Jack & Jill (for 8-12 year olds) – pays $.25/word



2. Humpty Dumpty (for 5-7 year olds) – pays $.35/word



3. Turtle Magazine (for 3-5 year olds) – pays $.35/word