50 Precious Words 2022

March is one of my favorite months for two reasons: warmer days and writing contests. This one challenges you to write a complete children’s story (beginning, middle, and end) in just 50 words or less. Although that sounds next to impossible, I’m always blown away by the creative ways writers can craft a story usingContinue reading “50 Precious Words 2022”


***THIS STORY RECEIEVED AN HONORABLE MENTION!*** A BRAND NEW contest opens today and it’s one I’m really excited about because the judges are KIDS! The Kids’ Choice Contest is the brainchild of Kailei Pew (you can find her blog with all the entries here). It’s open for all kidlit writers — picture book, middle grade,Continue reading “KIDS’ CHOICE CONTEST”

Holiday Contest 2021 🎄

***** This story was a finalist ***** This year, Susanna Hill’s holiday writing contest challenges writers to create a children’s story in 250 words or less about a holiday contest. Sounds easy enough… except I just got my story written a few days before the deadline! Sometimes ideas are like a warm cup of teaContinue reading “Holiday Contest 2021 🎄”

🎃Halloweensie 2021🎃

It’s time for my favorite contest of the year — Susanna Leonard Hill’s Halloweensie contest! This one challenges writers to come up with a full story (beginning, middle, and end) for kids in 100 words or less that includes 3 specific words. This year, the words are: goodies, goosebumps, and glow-in-the-dark! Read on for myContinue reading “🎃Halloweensie 2021🎃”

🍂🎃Fall Writing Frenzy 2021🎃🍂

Days are shorter, nights are colder, and mums are blooming on every porch. That can only mean one thing — fall! I love watching the leaves change, getting cozy in a sweatshirt, and cheering on my favorite football team (Go Chiefs!) Another thing I enjoy about fall is the Fall Writing Frenzy contest! This contestContinue reading “🍂🎃Fall Writing Frenzy 2021🎃🍂”

🌼🌸Spring Fling🌸🌼

Oh, how excited I am that Spring is finally here! This year, I’m kicking off my favorite season with a Spring GIF inspired writing contest. You can read more about the contest here. I met my wonderful critique partners during the Fall version of this contest (Fall Frenzy) and I’m so proud of how farContinue reading “🌼🌸Spring Fling🌸🌼”

Valentiny Contest – 2nd Entry

I had so much fun writing my entry for Susanna Leonard Hill’s Valentiny Contest that I wrote another one! Please say hello to Freddie Frog! Freddie Frog’s Valentine 208 wordsBy Lindsey Hobson It was February 13th, and Freddie Frog was fretting.  The Meadow’s annual Valentine’s Party was the next day, and he didn’t have aContinue reading “Valentiny Contest – 2nd Entry”

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”