Hello all! I'm excited to tell you about an opportunity that is dear to me-a contest focusing on the literacy of children. Today I was asked to be one of the author judges for preliminary round judging in Totem Head's Annual Writing Contest for Kids. This is an exciting opportunity for anyone under the age of 18, from across the United States, to write a short story of 1500 words or less and have it judged by published authors, literary agents, and editors with experience in the publishing business! This contest is sponsored by Adventure Write, founded by Astronaut Bill Oefelein and his wife Colleen Oefelein. Colleen is a published author, writing under the pen name C.M. McCoy and represented by the wonderful Michelle Johnson, whose debut fantasy novel, EERIE, released in Dec 2015 to rave reviews. She also happens to be a splendid writing coach and mentor, who've I've personally had the privilege of working with. Alas, I was delighted that she asked me to help in the entry judging!
If you or someone you know is interested in this contest check out all the details about past winners and requirements on the Adventure Write website at http://www.adventurewrite.com/. I will post more details right here along with a link to the contest entry form as soon as the contest officially opens.
Write Your Hearts Out,