The guidelines are quite simple:
To enter please submit a personal essay of no more than 500 words on the topic: "2008 Writing Goals and What Inspires You to Keep Writing."
Please include your essay in the body of your email (NO ATTACHMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED) and send it to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Only send in one entry please and make sure to put your name, email address, and word count in the top right hand corner on the first page of your story.
Contest ends: March 1, 2008
The ONE winner will be contacted via email by March 15, 2008.
If you are selected as the winner you will receive:
Book Markets for Children’s Writers™ 2008 published by Writer's Institute Publications.
Description as quoted from the Writer's Book Store website:
"Getting published requires more than a great manuscript—you also need a publisher that matches your personal style. Book Markets for Children’s Writers is designed to help you get published faster by targeting your submissions to the right editor. Current listings are provided for more than 574 children’s and young adult publishers in North America, ranging from small, niche markets to the major New York houses, and include details on:
• Editors’ names and addresses
• Submissions guidelines
• Payment information
• Editors’ tips, and more.
608 pages. Size: 5 1/4 x 8 3/8.
A $22.95 value.
You will also receive a unique winner logo to be placed on your blog and/or website...it will be revealed along with the winner by March 15, 2008.
GOOD LUCK...and send your entry to: email@example.com