A Request

Hello fellow Children’s Writers and friends,

A simple post this week with a fairly simple request. For those of you who don’t know, I had a BIG competition submissions weekend. I was very proud to submit seven manuscripts (some double ups) across three competitions. I had known about them for sometime and had the manuscripts ready to go a while before, but final edits and just being one who can leave things to the last minute were the reason enough for such a big weekend. This was an improvement on past years where I did not have so many polished manuscripts ready to go,. This was due in part to the half lists and tables I had made about competition closing dates.

My request, to help me build a resource much like the one I completed earlier this year on Children’s Publishing Houses and whether they are accepting submissions. To do this I’d like you to put in the comments section any Children’s/YA competition dates across the year that you are aware of, both national and international, current or already past. I will collate these and of course do my own research to have them on this blog as a resource for all of us to share for now and into the future.

If you think this is a good idea, or know of someone who’s already done it and posted it somewhere, please let me know in the comments section below. I’ll be sure to let you know when I have said resource ready!

Farewell fellow travellers

Savour the quest


About Artelle Lenthall

Hi Fellow Children’s Writers and Friends, I am a published Picture Book author as well as a wife, mother and Primary School teacher. I am loving the new 'sites' on the continuing road to publication. I belong to the Fellowship of Australian Writers(FAW) Creative Kids Tales(CKT) Jen Storer’s The Scribblers and although I'd love to belong to more writing related organisations, I have found friends, support, critiquing and general encouragement with these, for which I am truly grateful. I also subscribe to Tara Lazar's specialist Picture Book website; How to Write For Kids While Raising Them, Buzz Words and The Duck Pond where I am one of the moderators. These inspire me in the development of my craft. Worth a look if like me, Picture Books and Children’s Writing are your passion.
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