Saturday, May 31, 2008

Prize in Children's Literature - $10,000

I have some exciting news. Straight from Children’s Book Insider in the “At Presstime” section, comes this gem.

Milkweed Editions is currently accepting submissions for the 2008 Milkweed Prize in Children’s Literature, for the best manuscript for children ages 8 – 13 that Milkweed accepts for publication during the calendar year by a writer NOT previously published by Milkweed. Submissions must follow regular guidelines for middle grade novels and be received by Milkweed by the end of 2008.

The $10,000 cash advance is part of any royalties agreed upon in the contractual agreement negotiated at the time of acceptance. For more details go to

Also Milkweed is accepting novels for ages 8 – 13 that are between 90 – 200 pages. No picture books or poetry for this age group. Visit the web site for more information and submission guidelines.

There is more…..

Fun For Kidz is an activity magazine that publishes 6 times a year for ages 6 – 13. They are looking for activities that deal with timeless topics such as pets, nature, hobbies, science, games, sports, careers and simple cooking. Each issue revolves around a theme. They are looking for lively writing and need articles of approximately 500 words. Articles accompanied by good photos are given preference.
For upcoming theme lists go to

The CBI is such a great newsletter. If you would like to learn more about this great newsletter and how to subscribe, surf on over to Write 4 Kids

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