Posted by: anitanolan | December 4, 2011

Writing Contest

The National Association of Elementary School Principals is looking to launch an aspiring picture book or chapter book writer, and even published author’s careers. Charlesbridge Publishing, a leading independent publisher from Boston, and the NAESP have partnered for this contest.

Here’s how it works: Prospective authors may choose to submit a picture book or a chapter book written for children from 3-16 years of age.

Manuscripts must be in English text only. The publisher will identify an illustrator after the manuscript is approved.

ENTRY FEE: $45 – each additional entries can be sent for only $25. DEADLINE: January 16, 2012. Judging will be based on content, originality,and age-appropriateness. Two winners will be announced March 23, 2012 at the NAESP 2012 Annual Convention in Seattle.

Entries must be sent with a check or credit card information to the NAESP Foundation, Attn: National Children’s Book of the Year Contest, 1615 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314.

No e-mail entries will be accepted.

Check out if you would like more information about the National Book Award Contest. There is a link on the NAESP site to a PDF entry form and information.

Due to the large volume of entries, manuscripts cannot be returned. Two winners—one for a children’s picture book and one for a children’s chapter book—will be selected, published by Charlesbridge and endorsed by the NAESP and their principals—who will announce and promote it to their 30,000 members, as well as teachers and students.


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