Posts Tagged ‘children’s writing contest’

Dream World Defenders Call-To-Write Challenge

23 April 2015

Deadline: Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Entry Fees

No entry fee.


Publication in a collaboration book.


Award-Winning Author Kathleen J. Shields is proud to announce her highly anticipated “Dream World Defenders” chapter book for ages 8 and up. At the end of the book she included a ‘Call to Write’ for all children in hopes that they would use their highly active imaginations to end the story. She had hoped this would be an excellent creative writing assignment for classrooms, but Erin Go Bragh Publishing Company has taken that dream a step further.

We call it the Dream World Defenders Call to Write Challenge – and we are encouraging readers ages 8-15 to finish the story and submit it to us for publication.

Step 1: Read Dream World Defenders (paperback or ebook)

Step 2: Write Your Own Ending (short story no more than 1500 words)

Step 3: Submit it and your signed release with parent’s permission to Erin Go Bragh Publishing

At the end of the year, Erin Go Bragh Publishing will combine the best stories into a collaboration book via ebook and print so every child can see their name and story published. Each author will receive a link to download their free e-book. Print books must be purchased. There is no entry fee or charge for publication. Author retains all rights to their story. No purchase required.


Age Range: 8-15
Word Count: 500 – 1500
Deadline: December 15, 2015
Language: English only
Permission: Must have Parents Permission


• Must begin at the end of the last chapter and must include the characters in the book.
• Profanity, violence, crimes and death will instantly be rejected.
• Story must be submitted as doc or txt file provided digitally. No PDFs or hand written pages.
• Please supply a title to your story.
• Contest open to all US residents, age 8-15.
• Minors must have parent’s permission.

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Contact Information

Erin Go Bragh Publishing
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Moby Reading’s “Best Ever” Children’s Story Contest

3 February 2013

1 Grand Prize of  $500
29 Prizes of $100


2000-2500 word short stories on the topic of your choice written at a 5th or 6th grade level.

Contest ends February 24, 2013  

Contest Text:

Moby Reading is curating stories for it’s popular web-based reading curriculum. In addition to awarding over $3,000 in prize money for great children’s stories, winning stories will be published and read by millions of students across the nation.
We will accept the top 30 stories, and multiple submissions are welcome. We will be accepting stories on a rolling basis, so you are encouraged to submit as early as possible. Upon acceptance of your story, we will immediately pay you $100 and be eligible to win an additional $400 for our grand prize contest.

Submission Guidelines:

Submissions are due by February 24, 2013, but we will accept stories on a rolling basis, so you are encouraged to submit early.

You may submit multiple stories, and win multiple $100 prizes.

No submission fee

You must own all rights to your story and transfer all rights to us if your story is accepted.

Email your submission with your story as an attached .doc file to

Include “Best Ever Children’s Story Contest” in the subject heading.

Writing Specifications

You must follow all writer specifications described here:

You will be named as the author on the title page and receive subsequent feedback ratings from students across the United States. If your stories are rated highly, you will have an opportunity to continue writing for Moby.
Refer to for samples texts of 5th and 6th grade appropriate stories (page 63 and 77).


If one or more of your stories is accepted, you will be paid immediately through PayPal.

You will need to sign a contract transferring all rights to us and if a U.S. citizen, send a W-9 form.

Payment will be made immediately after the story is accepted and we receive a signed contract and W-9 Form.

The Grand Prize winner will be paid on March 1, 2013 and will receive an additional $400 in addition to the $100 paid upon acceptance.