Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Cheerios New Authors contest: $5,000 grand prize!

Cheerios® is seeking the next great children’s book author and encourages ambitious authors nationwide to submit an original story (500 words or less) in either English or Spanish for children ages 3 to 8. The grand prize is $5,000. The winning story will be printed and distributed in 3 million boxes of Cheerios and also offered for a possible contract to Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing. There are two runner-up prizes of $1,000 each.

Entries are due by July, 15, 2011 and can be entered online here. Only unpublished authors may enter. Official rules are located here. Entries will be judged using the following criteria: appropriate story/content for ages 3 to 8; emotional connection; writing quality; uniqueness; and read-aloud potential.

Good luck!

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