The Arizona Consortium for the Arts
Children’s Fiction Writing Contest
This contest is open to writers residing in Arizona
Submission deadline February 15, 2010
All submissions must be appropriate for children
5000 words or less
Poetry or Short Stories with or without illustrations
Multiple submissions are acceptable
Please mail submissions to:
Attn: Melanie Tighe
16428 N. 32nd
Street Suite 111
Phoenix, AZ 85032
Submissions must be:
Double spaced (except for poetry)
12 point Times New Roman font
Pages must be numbered
Title should appear in header on right side
Do not put name on pages
Include a cover page with your name, email, mailing address and phone number along with the title of the story and the age group for which you are writing.
If you are under the age of 18 please include your age on the cover sheet for the “by children” portion of the contest.
Ages Groups are 3-5, 6-8, 8-10, 10-12, 12+
Make sure you keep a copy of your story, do not send originals they will not be returned.
Submissions will be judged on originality, writing and professionalism so send your best work.
There is no entry fee.
Winners will be announced February 28, 2010 on the Arizona Consortium of the Arts website artizona.org
Winners will be published in the first issue of the Blue Guitar Jr. an online magazine and will receive an award certificate.