Michelle Worthington is an internationally published award winning author of empowering picture books for children of all abilities. Winner of the International Book Award and finalist in the USA Best Book Awards and Book Excellence Awards, Michelle also received a Gellett Burgess Award for Children's Literature and a Silver Moonbeam Award. She is director of Share Your Story and holds workshops and Masterclasses to help authors reach their goal of becoming a published author.
We are very proud to announce that you can be published in the Share Your Story Annual Anthology.
Please submit either a complete short story up to 1500 words (no first chapters or to be continueds…) or a poem of no more than 650 words. The theme is "Christmas" and our judges are looking for creative, engaging stories or poems that will appeal to children aged 5 to 12.
We would love you to celebrate the spirit of Christmas, share with us your Christmas story, your memories of Christmas as a child, or what Christmas means to you, or just make something up that kids will love.
You can enter as many times as you like and will receive feedback from the judges on your entry. All work must be original and school students are more than welcome to enter.
The best entries will be included in an anthology entitled "It's Beginning To Look a Lot Like Christmas" to be launched in December, just in time to fill everyone's Christmas stockings and all published authors will receive the red (and green) carpet treatment.
Entry Fee: $20 per entry
PayPal via the Enter Now button
Direct Deposit Details on Request
Entries open 9am 1st July 2018
Entries close 9pm 31st August 2018
Email your entry to Michelle Worthington at mworthington(dot)author(at)gmail(dot)com
Please include your name, address, contact phone number and title of your entry in the body of the email.
If you are under 18, please include your age, Grade and School name in the body of the email.
Attach your entry as a Word doc. Please include the title of your entry, your name and email address in the header of each page and page numbers in the footer.
International entries are welcome, but must be in English.
Don't include illustration notes.
If you are offered publication in the anthology, you must agree to have your work professionally edited if required, at no charge to you.
Authors retain full copyright on work.
The judges decision will be final. No sooking. Santa knows if you have been naughty or nice...