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We just found out about this exciting opportunity for all the writers you have at home, and we think it would be a fun contest for your child to enter! See the details below:
http://www.mrsp.com/, the critically acclaimed, free kids’ entertainment site, announced today that from September 1 through October 15, MrsP.com is seeking great stories written by children 4 to 13 years old for its first “Be A Famous Writer Contest.”
Four already-famous writers will be selecting the Grand Prize winners: Dave Barry, Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist and author of dozens of bestselling books of fiction and non-fiction; Craig Ferguson, host of the CBS Late Late Show and author of the acclaimed novel, Between the Bridge and the River; Andre Bormanis, writer and producer of the popular fantasy series, Legend of the Seeker and author of Star Trek: Science Logs; and Diana Leszczynski, author of the novel, Fern Verdant and the Silver Rose, recently selected as a Smithsonian Notable Children’s Book and currently being developed as a motion picture.
Children are invited to submit their stories in one of two categories: 4 to 8 years old and 9 to 13 years old. Grand Prize winners will have their stories produced as videos with Mrs. P reading them aloud from her Magic Library. Original illustrations by professional artists will help bring the stories to life. The videos will be posted for a limited time on http://www.mrsp.com/ for viewers all over the world to watch. In addition, each winner will receive an actual bound copy of the story and illustrations.
Powell’s Books (http://www.powells.com/), the largest independent bookseller in the world, is the official sponsor of the writing contest. Gift certificates to purchase books will be provided to all the winners. For a complete list of rules, and to submit an entry online to the “Mrs. P’s Be a Famous Writer Contest,” parents and kids can go to http://www.mrsp.com/