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In honor of our 100th Amazing Kids! Magazine issue, Amazing Kids! Magazine is proud to announce that the 2016 Summer Fiction Writing Contest is now open for submissions! With school out, we thought it would be fun to have you use your creativity to write a story based upon a prompt. We are looking for adventurous, funny, creative, or unique stories using the following prompt:
“(He/She/or Name) opened the door to the closet and there, sitting on the floor, was a locked chest…”
Let your imaginations soar!
This contest is open to kids all around the world in ages 7 – 18. We have split the categories into the following age groups: 7 – 9, 10 – 11, 12 – 14, and 15 – 18. One winner will be chosen in each category to win a $50 Amazon.com gift card along with an official certificate verifying their winning entry and publication in the Amazing Kids! Magazine. Submit all entries by AUGUST 1st at midnight PST to be considered! Please look below for rules and regulations – if your entry does not comply with our rules, it will not be considered in the contest!
Email email@example.com if you have any questions about the rules or the contest in general.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What are the age limits?
A. This contest is limited to ages 7 to 18. You must state your CURRENT age, not the age that you wrote the story.
Q. How should I format my entry?
A. Stories should be written in English, with submissions of up to 2000 words. Stories exceeding this length will not be considered. Submit your entry as a Microsoft Word document using tms roman 12 pt font.
Please make sure your story is kid-friendly.
**Stories which contain violence or other inappropriate themes or subject matter for kids will be disqualified.**
Also be sure to include all essential information, including your name, age, address, phone number(s) and e-mail address in the body of the e-mail and at the beginning of your story attachment. Your story should be saved with this naming convention: Age, Last name, First Name, Story Title. As an example: 17 Traynor Ryan Firestorm
You may include drawings or pictures with your story that you have drawn or taken, but they will NOT be considered during judging.
Q. How do I submit my entry?
A. E-mail your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line put: Summer Writing Contest – Age Categoy (put your current age here)
Each e-mail submission will receive a return message verifying that the essay was received within two weeks.
Q. What happens if I exceed the word limit?
A. Your essay will not be considered. There is no word minimum.
Q. Can I choose to remain anonymous?
A. No. We must be able to publish both your story and name.
Q. Do I need to attach a cover letter?
A. No, as long as you included the information required at the start of your story.
Q. When will the winners be announced?
A. The winners will be announced on the contest page starting September 1st. The magazine reserves the right to delay the announcement of the winners depending upon the number of submissions, but this announcement will be listed on the contest page.
Q. If I submit my story to you, am I allowed to publish it somewhere else?
A. Yes. The rights to your story remain with you. You just give us permission to publish your story in our magazine by submitting it to our contest.
Q. Is there just one prize?
A. No. A separate prize will be given out to the winners of each age group – a $50 Amazon gift card. Winner Certificates will also be provided to the winners and their story will be published in an issue of Amazing Kids! Magazine.
Q. What do I win?
A. A $50 Amazon.com gift card and a winner certificate will be emailed or mailed to the winner of each category within four weeks of contest winner announcement.