Saturday, September 7, 2019

CANSCAIP announces longlist for 2019 Writing for Children Competition

Congratulations to everyone who’s made the longlist for this year’s CANSCAIP competition and most especially to everyone I know from my classes, workshops, and whatnot – Caroline, Jillian, Brandy, Chang, Robin, Diana, Erin, Rowena, Vera, Donna, Julie, Nancy, Jennifer, Stacey, Megan, Sally, Karon, and Karon's daughter Laura {it's so cool you're both on the list.} 
And if I’ve missed anyone, my apologies – it’s getting hard to remember everyone’s name. Please send me an indignant email and let me make amends. ~Brian
Here’s the media release from CANSCAIP….

August 30, 2019: CANSCAIP (Canadian Society of Children’s Authors, Illustrators and Performers) is pleased to announce the longlist for the 22nd annual Writing for Children Competition.  
More than 500 entries were received. All the entries were evaluated by first-round readers who selected which entries would proceed to second-round readers.  The second-round readers selected the entries that will now proceed to the juries: the longlist.  From the longlist of entries, the juries will select finalists and winners, to be announced in October.
CANSCAIP congratulates all the writers whose entries were selected for the longlist:

Author Jennifer Mook-Sang
was a CANSCAIP finalist in 2014 with
Captain Monty Takes the Plunge,
which was subsequently published
by KidsCan Press
Jen Bailey - Keeping Track of my Backpack
Caroline Bennett - Carrie’s New Room
Shari Biro - Shine Bright
Jane Blondie - The Tail of Hickory Dickory
Jennifer Clarke - When the Aliens Come
Jerry Collins - Lester, the Leaf That Would Not Leave
Jillian Dobson - Blanket of Stars
Beth Elliott - Bringing Home Buster
Jamie Farquhar - Dad! Don't Shave Your Beard!
Hilde Festerling - Crow Ride
Brandy Ford - Remember Me
Natalia Grayfer - Where Was My Sister Born?
Tina Hahn - Too Small?
Tina Hirsch - Goldierockets
Elisabeth Hogeveen - A Magnificent Mother's Day Menu
Chang Hong - A Day with Dad
Raffaelina Ianieri - Rain AGAIN?
Robin Larin - Morris the Thesaurus
Michelle Martinez - Mongoose Wants a Job
Diana Murrell - Joshua’s First Library Book
Lizabeth Pirstl - Mommy's Patience
Erin Silver - The Shiva
Sue Todd - Freewheeling Annie + On the Street
Natalie Webber - Tippy Canoe

Jen Bailey - Bud and the Raspberries
Carmela Bruno - The Littlest Gosling of Grenadier Pond
Terri Chu - J Squad: Aquarium Adventure
Joan Dombrady - The Four (Famous) Little Pigs
Chang Hong - Beaver and Mouse on a Quest
Renee Lehnen - Penelope's Magic Summer Muffins
Rowena Mascarenhas - Cora's Carpet
Marcia McDonald - Scrappy Pappy's Miracle Tonic for Common Childhood Complaints
Shari Mowat - Grandma Pig Big and Bold
Vera Patterson - Daniel's Worst Birthday Ever
Sheila Robinson - The Rock Giant
Kathy Rondeau - Fearless Friend
Suzanne Socken - The Whole World is a Story
D.M. Wagner - Silly Sela
Carmen Wittmeier - Our House is Shifty

Kids Can Press senior editor
Yasemin Uçar
Joan Dombrady - Gingerhaven
VJ Hamilton - Missing Red Herring
Leesa Hanna - The BIG Adventures of Little O. A song for the salmon.
Donna Houghton - How Angus Found Christmas
Julie Kavanagh - Just What I Need
Carmen Wittmeier -  Berzerk

Nancy Clark - Adam's Problem
Joan Dombrady - What Lies Beneath
Jennifer Irwin - Death by Instagram
Esta Lemon - The Loser Blog
Stacey Moffat - Prissy & Icky
Lily Quan - The One and Only Rosie Chen
Megan Strachan - Being Brave
Bonnie  Tulloch - Living After Midnight
Rhonda Verbicky - Dancing Doll
C. L. Walinga - Early Days
Laura Watson - Queen Mab
Sally Wylie - Ari and the Intergalactic Dragon

Joan Dombrady - InterCHANGE
Victoria Jones - Caleb's Crossing
Aaron Rabinowitz - Junior Slump
Ann Severn (Benedek) - My Name Is Thea
Sarah Van Goethem - Keeper of the Corpse Flowers + The Forgotten Life of Ada Mae Baker
Karon Young - Daughters of Glaslyn

Read more about the annual CANSCAIP contest here.

P.S. My next Writing for Children and for Young Adults workshop is Saturday, Oct 5, in Burlington with Kids Can Press senior editor Yasemin Uçar and children’s author Jennifer Mook-Sang. Details here.
See my complete current schedule hereincluding writing workshops, weekly writing classes, and weekend retreats in, Bolton, Barrie, Brampton, Burlington, Caledon, Collingwood, Cambridge, Georgetown, Georgina, Guelph, Hamilton, Jackson’s Point, Kingston, Kitchener-Waterloo, London, Midland, Mississauga, Oakville, Ottawa, Peterborough, St. Catharines, Saint John, NB, Sudbury, Toronto, Windsor, Woodstock, Halton, Muskoka, Peel, Simcoe, York Region, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

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