Friday, May 8, 2009

Spoonful of Stories from Cheerios

Forecast for St. Peters, MO: Thunderstorms high 75 degrees. Not the greatest weather for Cari and her class who are on their field trip to Springfield, IL, but I'm hoping the storms stay to the south and miss them.

Who doesn't love Cheerios? My favorite brand is Honey Nut Cheerios, which I have most mornings with sliced bananas or strawberries--or just with milk. So, how about a writing contest from Cheerios, where a new writer could win up to $5,000 and a publishing contract?

The Cheerios New Author Contest encourages aspiring authors to write and submit an original story for a book for children ages 3 to 8.

The stories must be original, and will be judged on: appropriate story/content for children ages 3 to 8, emotional connection, writing quality, uniqueness, and read-aloud potential.

One grand Prize of $5000 cash will be awarded. In addition to the cash prize, the grand prize winning story submission will be offered to a reputable Children’s Book Publishing company for possible future publication. Publication not guaranteed. Two First Prizes of $1000 each will also be awarded. The stories of all prize winners will appear on

This contest is for new writers, so be sure and read the complete guidelines. The deadline is July 15, and there are specific rules, which are posted on the website.


  1. Thanks for this info, Donna!!

  2. Hi Becky,
    You're welcome. Sounds like an awesome opportunity for new writers who want a crack at publishing.


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