The Kids Collection is an exciting new concept: stories written by kids, for kids!
The project is aimed at young writers & illustrators who love the creative arts & want to take their creativity to the next level.
Entries for both writers & illustrators opening soon. Book release scheduled for August, 2021.
The Kids Collection is a collection of short stories or poems written by children.
The writing (and illustration*) competition offers young creatives a unique opportunity to have a piece of their work published alongside other aspiring junior authors. A rare chance to immortalise their work and see their name, stories and images in print!
The idea behind the collection is to inspire the next generation of young authors and illustrators to keep creating, to encourage their love of literacy and to always seek to improve their skills.
Entries for the inaugural Kids Collection open soon and the book is set to launch in mid August 2021, to coincide with Book Week (21 - 27th August). Primary school children in Grades 3 - 6) are encouraged to submit their short story or illustration in keeping with the book's theme of 'Out of This World!' View full competition guidelines and terms and conditions at the bottom of this page.
Imagine the excitement of seeing your story in print? The Kids Collection gives you this opportunity, to realise a dream, and become a published author.
Wouldn't it be thrilling to see your artwork on the cover of a 'published' real life book? For one lucky young illustrator this dream, will actually become a reality!
The Kids Collection is a unique and exciting story competition for children which is sure to captivate and encourage their inner creative!
Find out more...
All the info you need regarding the competition... story theme, genre and maximum word count. The answers to all your questions can be found below.
Kids - please make sure to get Mum or Dad's permission before entering. Also, make sure they check out the competition Terms & Conditions as well.
Getting your child involved is easy! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hurry, early bird competition entry pricing only available until April 30th.
Where it all began...
I have always had a vivid imagination, a love for reading and writing stories. The first story I ever wrote upon starting school was about a bird that could clap. My teacher thought it was wonderfully imaginative and I won an award for creativity for it. I was enthused beyond words and this praise at a young age was instrumental in encouraging me to keep writing.
I wrote endless stories, which I wanted to share with the world; and so, I was forever creating stories and making my teacher 'publish' my works, so that I could read them to my adoring fans, aka, my parents, grand-parents and siblings!
I created The Kids Collection to honour the six year old version of myself, (it is the opportunity that I longer for and wished had of existed when I was a child.) It is my absolute pleasure to be able to offer this opportunity to today's young, aspiring authors and illustrators.
I can't wait to share The Kids Collection with you, but until then...
'Happy reading & get creative!'
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My first ever 'published' book
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