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:


Short fiction and nonfiction for kids wanted


Pearson owns several kids’ mags in Australia that buy short stories and nonfiction pieces. They’re now accepting pieces for the 2011 topics:


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: