Sunday, September 25, 2011

Contest for stories suitable to 9 to 12 year olds to benefit TOSH

This Children's Story Contest is to benefit The Old School House Arts Centre (TOSH), Qualicum Beach, British Columbia.

Ascent Aspirations Publishing is seeking contributions for a unique volume of previously unpublished children’s stories with representative fine art. Stories should be directed to ages 9 to 12 and be of approximately 1,500 words. Ten stories will be published with a prize of $200 for the best entry.

After selection, artists-in-residence from TOSH. (The Old School House) will create fine art works to represent the stories. Our goal is to produce a special book that will give children great stories and exposure to a range of contemporary and original artistic styles. All profits will go to support TOSH., a non-profit community arts centre in Qualicum Beach, BC.

Contest closes October 31, 2011.
Please send electronic entries to 
either in the body of the e-mail or as a word.doc. Put “Children’s Story” in the subject heading. Also send your entry fee of $10 and a hard copy submission to:

Ascent Aspirations Publishing
1560 Arbutus Drive
Nanoose Bay, BC  V9P9C8

Complete contest rules here.

Brian Henry has a "Writing for Children and for Young Adults" workshop coming up on in Gravenhurst in Muskoka on October 1 (see here), and in St. Catharines on January 14, 2012 (see here). Bring the first 500 words of your work for an on-the-spot critique.

See Brian's full schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Kingston, Peterborough, Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Georgetown, Oakville, Burlington, St. Catharines, Hamilton, Kitchener, Guelph, London, Woodstock, Orangeville, Barrie, Gravenhurst, Sudbury, Muskoka, Peel, Halton, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

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