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Friday, September 16, 2011

Want to Be a Published Children's Book Author. Contest Announced!

"MeeGenius is searching for the next great children’s book author, and is extending an invitation to aspiring and published authors to submit a manuscript. Winning manuscripts will be beautifully illustrated, professionally edited, and published online at MeeGenius. It’s as simple as writing, submitting, and having MeeGenius’ online community vote" or having a judge choose your project as their favorite.

Details:
FIRST PRIZE: Publishing Contract + $1,500 + Meegenius library donated to school of your choice.

THREE RUNNER-UP PRIZES: Publishing Contract with $500 Cash Prize
Your book will be professionally edited, beautifully illustrated, enhanced with all of MeeGenius’ features, and then published to the iPhone, iPad, Android, Google TV and the Web. In addition to the $500 prize, you’ll continue to rake in cash with royalties on each of your books sold.

QUICK DETAILS OF THE HOW AND WHAT THEY ARE LOOKING FOR:

1.Write a great children's book for readers ages 2-8
2. 10-20 pages max, roughly 75 words per page (450 characters)
3. submit by November 1, 2011 (winner announced by March 7, 2012)
4. Follow all the formatting guidelines (see example here) and do not submit illustrations


Follow this link for guidelines AND please follow formatting instructions to a tee!

Formatting

  • Make sure to Download the Example Manuscript, which shows how to properly format your entry.
  • Each page should be no more than 450 characters (roughly 75 words per page).
  • Triple-space between pages, and label the page number in the manuscript (please see the example manuscript).
  • No text formatting — all of the type should be the same size and style.
  • Please make sure your entry is free of spelling errors and has been thoroughly edited prior to entry.

Conditions

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