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Submission Opportunities

on June 16, 2011

There are three new submission opportunities that I’ve seen this week. One thing to note with two of them are the dates for submission.

First, if you are looking to enter a contest, consider the Highlights 2012 Fiction Contest’s theme is a funny story inspired by an unusual newspaper headline.

There are three prizes of $1,000 or tuition for the Highlights Foundation Writers Workshop at Chautauqua

Entry Dates & Details:
-All entries must be postmarked between January 1 and January 31, 2012. (You have lots of time to write, edit, revise and polish before submitting!)
-They welcome work from both published and unpublished authors. All submissions must be previously unpublished.-Stories may be any length up to 750 words. Stories for beginning readers should not exceed 475 words. Indicate the word count in the upper right-hand corner of the first page of your manuscript.
For all the contest details visit the Highlight’s contest page

Second if you are looking for an agent, you might consider submitting to the

Red Fox Literary, a boutique agency representing children’s book authors and illustrators. For authors, submissions are accepted the 1st through the 7th of each month. Karen is looking for picture books, middle grade, and young adult. However, note that she is not interested in mass market board or novelty books,  activity books/workbooks, science fiction, high fantasy, or dystopia.

 Submission guidelines can be found here.

And third, if you want to submit directly to a publisher, Sky Pony Press is a new imprint of Sky Horse Publishing. Submission guidelines will be up soon on their website.  Jean Reynolds will head the imprint and they are interested in picture books, middle grade, and non-fiction.


Good luck with those submissions!


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