May Contests

Posted on May 1, 2008


Thinking about attending the SCBWI Summer Conference but can’t afford the tuition?

Take your best shot at the fAiRy gOdSisTeRs, iNk. $1,000 SCBWI Summer Conference Grant.

Submit a 250-word double-spaced essay describing what you hope to accomplish by attending this year’s summer conference.

Send your essay to:

Deadline: May 15, 2008
Winner will be notified on June 1, 2008

Questions about the grant may be sent to:

fAiRy gOdSiStErS, iNk. is a small, benevolent squadron of children’s book authors who believe in the magic of passing forward lucky breaks, bounty and beneficence. Members include: Thalia Chaltas, Mary Hershey, Valerie Hobbs, Robin La Fevers and Lee Wardlaw.


Byline Juvenile Short Story Contest

Wanted: Fiction for ages 5-8; 9-12; or 13-16. State targeted age group on manuscript.

Word length: 2,000 words or less

Entry fee: $5

Prizes: $40, $30, $20

Deadline: May 22, 2008

Check out these other May contests at Byline:

New Talent Form Poem: Deadline May 3
Column/Op-Ed: Deadline May 10
Heavenly Poem: Deadline May 17

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