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50 Precious Words

Time for another writing contest! This one challenges participants to write a complete children’s story in 50 words or less! The mastermind behind this event is Vivian Kirkfield (check out her blog here). Trying to write such a short story has really helped me flex my revision muscles and helped me focus on making eachContinue reading “50 Precious Words”

Valentiny Contest

***This story received an Honorable Mention!*** It’s time for Susanna Leonard Hill’s 6th Annual Valentiny Contest! This year the theme is “brave”! Oh, the possibilities are endless! Well, as long as you can stay under 214 words, have a complete story arc, and appeal to children. 🥰 So, without further ado… I bring you myContinue reading “Valentiny Contest”

Holiday Helper Contest

It’s contest time again – the 10th annual holiday contest, to be exact! This time it must be a kid-friendly story about a holiday helper, not to exceed 250 words. A big thank you to Susanna Hill for hosting and the volunteer judges for taking time out of their busy holiday schedules to bring usContinue reading “Holiday Helper Contest”

Halloweensie Contest

I love fall, especially Halloween – all the spooky decorations, candy, and scary movies are so much fun! One of my new favorite Halloween traditions is writing my entry for Susanna Leonard Hill’s Halloweensie contest! For this contest, you have to write a super short (100 word max!) story that must include three specific words.Continue reading “Halloweensie Contest”

Eternal Halloween

The streets are filled with ghouls and goblins swinging bags and plastic pumpkins as they hurry to meet their friends. I can feel the excitement in my bones. Tonight is the night! I look at myself and nod. I’m ready! When a group of kids run by, I step onto the sidewalk. “Hey! Wait up!” Continue reading “Eternal Halloween”

Critique Groups

Hello friends! I decided to write a quick post about something that has been on my mind recently: critique groups! Some of you may be familiar with how incredibly wonderful the KidLit community is. There is an endless supply of helpful authors, editors, and agents who are willing to answer questions and give advice. OneContinue reading “Critique Groups”


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