Contest for Young Authors

Posted January 28, 2014 & filed under Notebook.

Here is an announcement from our friends at HoustonPBS!


Calling Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd and 3rd Grade Authors and Artists to enter the 2014 PBS KIDS Writers Contest

Children write and illustrate their own stories and enter for a chance to win great prizes at both the local and national level.
Entry deadline is Monday, March 17, 2014.

For Official Entry Form and Rules click on the link below or pick up a copy from the children’s librarian at your local public library.

Entry Form
Official Rules

Every child who enters will receive a certificate of achievement and 1st Place winners for each grade will represent HoustonPBS in the national contest.

Have fun writing and illustrating!

Rattle Wants to Hear Your Voice

Posted September 5, 2013 & filed under Notebook.

“There’s not a bad poet in first grade. None of them are anything but fresh and original … they don’t know how to avoid being original.”
—Sharon Olds, from Rattle #17

Rattle published an issue in 1998 of children’s poems, which is now out of print.  This year the editors want to begin an annual tradition of publishing work by young authors.

Be part of the 2013 issue!  If you are 15 or younger, you may submit up to 5 poems for consideration. Please visit the Rattle website for all the details about this wonderful opportunity to become a published poet in a premier journal.

Good luck, writers!