Where do I submit my Entry?
Where do I find the rules?
Right here: Kidlit Fall Writing Frenzy
Do you have any samples?
Of course! Sharing stories is the best! Here’s Kaitlyn’s samples
How was the Fall Writing Frenzy Created?
Kaitlyn saw a fun picture posted by SCBWI British Isles on Twitter. It inspired her to write a quick, little rhyme. When she was done, it immediately reminded of the previous contest she hosted with Ciara O’Neal. “I had fun being inspired by a photo,” she thought. “I bet others would bee too!” So, she sent some messages to some writer friends to see if they would donate prizes and—wow—did they ever! Kaitlyn absolutely loves the enthusiasm and generosity of the kidlit writing community.
What’s the goal of the contest?
To give writers a creative outlet, allow them to win awesome prizes, and connect more people in the writing community.
Is my submission piece the one that will be critiqued as my prize?
That’s up to you! Your prompt is how you are selected to win a prize. If you win, what you send to the prize donor to be critiqued is up to you (as long as it falls within the purview of the prize, so make sure “select all” possible prize levels you could want when entering.)
Can I submit anonymously?
Of course! Fill out the Contact form at the bottom of the submission page.
Where are the comments on the blog post?
Sometimes WordPress seems to hide them. It’s a fun game that it likes to play. If they don’t appear at the bottom of the post, the trick that works for me is to click “Like” the post a usually a blue link pops up asking, “Would you like to comment?” See, fun game? 😆
Can other writers see my contact info from the submission form?
Yes! A big part of the contest is to bring writers together, so share your Twitter handle or Facebook name. If you don’t have either and want to share your email with me, feel free to use the Contact form on my site!
Should my comment appear immediately?
Sometimes. In other cases, it could take up to 24 hours.
Do I get to choose my prize?
This contest is set up so the donors select the winner. We have you select the level and type of prize to make sure you’d get something you would want, so make sure to select all options you might want a book or critique for and the level of writing you do.
Can prize donors participate in the contest?
Of course! The contest is open to all writers who write for kids 0-17. They can join in the fun; they just can’t win their own prize!
How do I get more involved?
Read other entries and comment and share. Tweet about the fun you’re having and encourage others to participate too. Check out the prize donors, their books, buy them, request them from your library, review, and share!
If you have other ideas how to help, feel free to message Kaitlyn or Lydia on Twitter (@KaitlynLeann17 or @LydiaLukidis) or use the Contact Me page here on my website.