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Writing for Children Competition 2015

Posted Date: August 1, 2015  Canadian Society of Children’s Authors, Illustrators and Performers

 

CANSCAIP (Canadian Society of Children’s Authors, Illustrators and Performers), in partnership with The Writers' Union of Canada, is pleased to accept submissions by unpublished writers for the 18th annual Writing for Children Competition. A goal of the competition is to discover, encourage, and promote new writers of children's literature across Canada. The deadline for submissions is September 30, 2015.

 

In previous years, the Writing for Children Competition awarded one cash prize. This year, there will be two $1,000 winners: 

 

  • - picture book/early reader 
  • - chapter book/middle grade/young adult 

 

Eight additional finalists in these reading age categories will also be selected. 

 

The entries of the eight finalists and two winners will be submitted to Canadian children's publishers for consideration. Some previous finalists and winners of the Writing for Children Competition have had their entries published.

 

The Writers' Union of Canada initiated the Writing for Children Competition in 1996. The competition has grown in popularity since its inception, and in 2014 CANSCAIP took on this initiative as a partnership with TWUC.

 

Pease visit for more details at http://www.canscaip.org/event-1947978