Spring Fling Contest 2021

Entering writing contests is always exciting! It helps to hone the craft of writing but it also provides you with encouraging and uplifting support from the kidlit community! Kaitlyn Leann Sanchez and Ciara O’Neal’s “Spring Fling Contest” is a wonderful opportunity to win incredible prizes from generous donors but also allows us to give those encouraging word of praise to each other as well! 🙂

The Gif that inspired my story and the entry are below! Enjoy!

Juni’s Special Snowlike Wishes
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Juni peeked out the bedroom window each morning to see if it arrived. Today was no different!  Trees forgot to show their leaves, still dressed in gowns of white. No Robins were tut-tutting.  Juni was beginning to think those white snowlike wisps would never arrive.  She needed them to hurry.  Time was running short.  Mommy was finding it harder to move about and needed more naptime than Juni.  She was desperately waiting for a sound, a bud and that magical flower to appear.

One morning Juni began her day as usual, searching for signs. She caught a glimpse of buds on the tree, delightful chattering filled the air, and as she tiptoed outside, she found it… wish time!  Fingers trembling, Juni gently plucked the “wishes” and blew! The downy seed heads of dandelions fluttered through the air amazing as snowflakes themselves!

Juni whispered, “May I please have a baby brother?”

My “50 Precious Words”

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The Mouse

By Susan E. Schipper

Where can I run?

Where’s all the fun?

Staying home is hard for everyone!

I did my homework

played with my toys

ate some cheese,

but none of it pleased!

So…I squeezed through a lock

and ran up the clock,

Hickory, Dickory Dock!

#50PRECIOUSWORDS 2021 is Officially OPEN!

It’s finally here…Vivian Kirkfield’s 50 Precious words Contest!
Another great opportunity to write, write, write !

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Art by Vicky Fang

WELCOME TO ALL! Whether you have participated in previous years or you are just dipping your toes in for the first time – whether you are a pre-published author or you have multiple books out there already – I am so very glad you are here!

Study the guidelines (they are easy-peasy), scroll through the prizes (they are extraordinary), and share your #50PreciousWords story in the comment section (we are all here to support and encourage you on your writing journey).

A bit of the back story: In 2016, I had an idea for a contest that would exercise our writing muscles and force us to make every work count. Over the years, several entries have become books, many participants have signed with agents…but what I love the most is the enthusiasm and the positive energy that this contest generates.

Here’s the 50-word story I wrote…

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