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Writing for Children Competition 2022: Deadline for entries May 31

  • Friday, March 25, 2022
  • 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday, May 31, 2022
  • 11:59 PM
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Writing for Children Competition 2022

Deadline MAY 31, 2022

CANSCAIP's annual Writing for Children Competition is now open for entries by unpublished writers. Maximum entry length is 1,500 words. Entry categories are Picture Book, Middle Grade and Young Adult. The deadline for entries is May 31. 

A unique benefit for writers working on their craft is that all entries receive written evaluations. The entries are evaluated by experienced CANSCAIP Member authors who volunteer as readers or jurors for the Competition.  Every entry gets a written evaluation from a first round reader; entries proceeding to the second round get another evaluation; and entries proceeding to the shortlist get evaluations by three jury members. CANSCAIP emails the evaluations to all the writers in November. 

Four writers will receive $500 for their winning entry of a Picture Book (two winners), Middle Grade and Young Adult. Two finalists in each of these categories will also be selected.

CANSCAIP sends the winners and finalists to Annick Press, Kids Can Press, and Scholastic Canada for their consideration. Over the years, some Writing for Children Competition writers have had their work published. 

For CANSCAIP Friends, entry fees are $30 for one entry, $50 for two entries, $75 for three entries. Non-members pay $40 for one entry, $70 for two entries, $90 for three entries. 

Published CANSCAIP Members are the Competition readers and juries. 




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