Did you know my daughter was the first published author in our family? That’s right! When Emily was in Kindergarten, she was a winner of the Reading Rainbow Young Writers and Illustrators Contest. Her book was called The Clumsiest Mama in Town, and of course it was all about her clumsy mother.
If your child is interested in writing and/or illustrating, try some of these great publishing opportunities:
Alliance for Young Artists & Writers identifies teenagers with exceptional artistic and literary talent and brings their remarkable work to a national audience through The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.
Kids are Authors Competition publishes picture books written by teams of three or more students in grades K-8.
New Moon magazine has both online and print opportunities for girls ages 8-12 to publish original artwork, poetry, short stories, and more.
Stone Soup Magazine is a national magazine that publishes the art and writing of children up to age 13.
Reading Rainbow Young Writers and Illustrators Contest is a PBS-run yearly contest for young writers and illustrators from grades K-3.
River of Words. Annual poetry and art competition for all grade levels.