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Monday, September 27, 2010

Historical Fiction Writing Contest

The Institute of Children's Literature, is having another one of their wonderful writing contests. This one is calling for Historical Fiction. Go check it out. Your story could win $500 and be published in Children's Writer.

I'm promoting it for several reasons:

1.) I'm a graduate of the Institute. Their courses were a HUGE stepping stone to my getting short stories and articles published in children's magazines.

2.) I won the last contest they had with my retold Folktale, "Why Dogs Beg."

3.) I've entered this one.

4.) Jan Fields, who faithfully puts out a FREE e-newsletter and to whom you can submit articles to Rx for Writers (and get paid, I've had three articles in Rx) is offering a boat load of children's books for anyone who promotes the Historical Fiction Writing Contest.

Got all that?

I know most of you are novel writers, but it's good to flex your muscles and write something short and focused. S0 check out the contest rules. You might have something that fits.


  1. Thanks for telling us about the contest. :D

  2. I have received Jan's newsletter for a couple of years and suddenly stopped getting it. I need to see why.

    But thanks for the heads-up on the contest. And you're right. It is good to flex the muscles.

    I wonder if a picture book type might do? :)

  3. Sounds like a great contest. I should go check it out but I think I have too much on my plate right now. Maybe next year. I've got an idea I can save.

  4. Thanks, Bish! This sounds like a wonderful contest! : )

  5. Sounds like an interesting contest.

  6. I wish I could enter, but I'm maxed out until January. Glad you're in, so let us know WHEN you win. That would be so wonderful.

  7. Sounds like a great contest. Best of luck with your entry.

  8. If I didn't have so much going on for October and November I would definitely look into it! Thanks for the contest announcement though!

  9. I'm too tired to blog ... wish I could copy your lock, stock and barrel and stick it on mine :) All great reasons.

  10. Hi, Bish. I posted a link to this contest on my own blog for all of the reasons you mention, except number 2, obviously. Good luck to us both! You can find my blog at Please stop by!


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