Writing Contest Focuses on Stories for Children About Military Life

Do you have an original poem or children's story about military life that you'd love to share with military kids?

Elva Resa Publishing and are cosponsoring a writing contest focused on stories for children about military life.

Your original story or poem must tell a good story about some aspect of military life and be appropriate for children ages 4 to 10. There is no word-count restriction.

Winning poems and stories will be published in an illustrated children's anthology by Elva Resa Publishing, an independent publishing company whose main imprint specializes in books for and about military families.

Contest Rules:

--No entry fee. One entry per person please.

--Open to writers of any age: adults, teens, and children. Authors under age 18 must have written permission from a parent or guardian to enter.

--Winning submissions will be selected by a panel of judges that includes staff of Elva Resa Publishing and military family members.

--One grand prize winner will receive $500. Additional published entries will receive $300 each. Each writer with a winning entry will receive five free copies of the finished book. 

--Writers retain the copyright to their poem or story and grant the publisher the exclusive right to publish the work. Winners will be asked to sign a publishing agreement.

--A portion of the profits will be donated to support military family programs.

Deadline: Your story or poem must be received no later than July 25, 2008.

Email entries to <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.> This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - Include a brief bio of yourself as well as a description of what inspired you to write this poem or story (up to 100 words).

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