Photo by Chris on Unsplash Vivian Kirkfield is an amazing champion of the kidlit community! Not only are her children's books thoughtfully and beautifully written, but she also takes time to encourage aspiring children's writers...like myself. Thank you, Vivian! Every year, she sponsors a contest called "50 precious words." The rules for entry can be… Continue reading Robot Vs. Robin – 50 Precious Words Entry
Photo by Karley Saagi on Pexels.com Below is my entry for Susanna L. Hill's awesome "Valentiny" contest, which can be found here. Her challenge - write a story about someone or something who is "brave" in 214 words or less. Our family moved last year - just across town - but our move meant that… Continue reading Love is Brave – “Valentiny” Entry
Press 53 sponsors a 53-word story contest every month. Their winners are fantastic - amazing what they can do with such a short word count! This month's theme was "giving". Check out the winner for November and the contest rules at https://www.press53.com/53word-story-contest Giveaway By Heather Cash Morris Her wealthy aunt’s final words had been “I’m… Continue reading “Giveaway” – 53 word contest entry
Photo by Hert Niks on Unsplash Well, I did not think I had an entry for Susanna Leonard Hill's Holiday Helpers Contest, but as I edited my "tub tale" - "Jaguar's First Christmas" - I thought, "Why not?" Below is the shortened version of my previous post. Susanna challenged the KidLit community to write a… Continue reading Holiday Helper’s Contest Entry!
Press 53 is a unique publisher of poetry and short stories and other fiction. Each month, they sponsor a 53-word "story" contest focused around a specific monthly prompt. Check out past winners and this month's prompt here. In October, I participated in the 53-word challenge using the prompt "brewing". The story can only have 53… Continue reading October submission for Press 53’s 53 word contest