CANSCAIP (Canadian Society of Children’s Authors, Illustrators and Performers) welcomes entries by unpublished writers for the 21st annual Writing for Children Competition.
Two winners will be awarded: $750 for a picture book/early reader entry and $750 for a chapter book/middle grade/young adult entry. Eight finalists will also be selected.
The readers and juries who volunteer to evaluate the entries are all published CANSCAIP Members. All writers will receive feedback from the readers who evaluate the entries. The feedback is generally a few sentences or a short paragraph, and is a unique benefit of entering the Writing for Children Competition.
|Captain Monty by Jennifer Mook-Sang, now published by |
Kids Can Press, was a finalist in the 2014 CANSCAIP contest
CANSCAIP submits the winners and finalists to publishers Annick Press, Kids Can Press, and Scholastic Canada for their consideration. Some Writing for Children Competition winners and finalists have been published.
Submissions: $30 for one entry; $50 for two; $75 for three.
Deadline May 31, 2018. Full guidelines here.
Note: Don’t miss the Writing for Children & Young Adults mini-conference with Kids Can senior editor Yasmin Ucar, children’s author Kira Vermond, and YA author Tanaz Bhathena, Saturday, Sept 22, in Oakville. Details here.
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