SFC Magazine Announces Stanley Bookman Spooky Sounds Young Author Contest

Ivins, UT, June 12, 2009 --(PR.com)-- Contest Description:

The Stories for Children Magazine mascot, Stanley Bookman, needs your help to write a story about the spooky sounds you hear at night, in the backyard, or when you are camping.

Your story needs to be original, unpublished, and written by you. A parent/guardian may help type your story, but you have to write the story yourself. Make sure you use your imagination.

You must email all stories, along with the attached permission form signed by a parent/guardian, by midnight on August 30, 2009. Stories will not be returned, so make sure you keep a copy for yourself. Please send only one entry and make sure to put your name, age, email address, home address, and parent/guardian name in the top right hand corner on the first page of your story.

Will you help Stanley by writing a story between 500 and 1200 words long?

Submissions will be accepted between June 1, 2009, and August 30, 2009.

Who may enter? Young Authors (17 and under)

Contest Fee: No Entry Fee (Parental approval needed)

Contest Prizes:

The top three stories will be published in the following months:
1st place in the October SFC issue
2nd place in the November SFC issue
3rd place in the December SFC issue

In addition to being published in Stories for Children Magazine, all winners will receive a Winner’s Certificate and:

1st Place: a 6 months’ personal membership to BigUniverse.com (a $30 value). To learn more, visit http://www.biguniverse.com/main/tour

2nd Place: an autographed copy of Babysitting SugarPaw by VS Grenier (a $14 value). To learn more, visit: http://vsgrenier.com/BabysittingSugarPaw.aspx

3rd Place: a McDonald’s Book of five $1 Gift Certificates.

Submission Guidelines:

1. Any original, unpublished story you wrote and not accepted by another publisher at the time of entry is eligible.
2. All submissions must be emailed as Word.doc attachments to: SFCcontests@StoriesForChildrenMagazine.org by midnight, August 30, 2009, with “Stanley Bookman Spooky Sounds Youth Submission” in the subject line. We are unable to open RTF or DOCX files.
3. Make sure to attach the permission form signed by your parent/guardian.

Your name, age, parent/guardian name, contact information, word count, and date of submission should be in the top right-hand corner of your attached entry. Your title should be one-third of the way down the first page, with your byline (your name) directly underneath the title. Please indicate if you are using a pen name in a cover letter. Use only Times New Roman or Arial 12-point font. All submissions must be single-spaced with no indentations and a blank line to indicate paragraphs.

No mail-in entries will be accepted.

No acknowledgment of receipt of entries will be sent.

Multiple entries are not allowed.

Entries that do not follow submission and format guidelines may be disqualified.

SFC staff members will serve as contest judges and their children are ineligible to enter.

to download and print the Stanley Bookman Youth Permission Contest Form


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Be sure to check out the June 2009 issue of SFC Magazine for the magnificent articles and stories; and Bill Trombello’s Featured Guest Author interview.

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