Monday, May 4, 2009

Are you the next great children's author?

Cheerios® is searching for the next great children's book author!

It could be you! Just enter your original children's book story by July 15, 2009. Limit 500 words.

The Cheerios New Author Contest encourages aspiring authors to write and submit an original story for a book for children ages 3 to 8. The (1) Grand Prize of $5,000 cash will be awarded. In addition to the cash prize, the Grand Prize winning story submission will be offered to a reputable Children’s Book Publishing company for possible future publication. Two (2) First Prizes of $1,000 each will be awarded. The $1,000 First Prizes will be awarded as checks made payable to each of the two (2) First Prize winners. You are not eligible to enter and will be disqualified if you are a professional writer, such as a novelist, magazine, blogger or newspaper writer who writes books or articles for pay, or you have authored a work of fiction that has been published or is about to be published in exchange for payment.

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Monday Mind Opener

Good morning and May the 4th be with you!!!

Speaking of which, Star Wars is a classic story of love, the fight for freedom, father/son relationships and cute fuzzy Ewoks.

You are hereby asked to write a story of your fight for freedom. Who are your main characters and what freedom are they fighting for?

Write long and prosper (yes, yes -- I know, that's Star Trek not Star Wars, I used to own a B'joran ear cuff for Maude's sake.)

Also, don't forget, you are all more than welcome to start submitting poetry, short stories and other writings for Shakesquill. So many people had writing that seemed to be flowing out about BADD on Shakesville, I wanted to encourage submissions. So submit!!

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