Monday, 26 March 2012

Children's story competition

If you've ever fancied yourself as a children's story writer then here's an excellent competition for you. Free to enter, top prize £1000! Closing date is 4th June.

Write a 600-800 word story, which starts with the line: "Once upon a Munch time, there was a cow called Munch..." You also need to provide a drawing or picture to illustrate your story.

Full details on the Munch time website.



12 comments:

Old Kitty said...

Sounds so adorable!! LOL!! Thanks womagwriter! Take care
x

Debbie said...

I've just checked out the web page. I will be giving this a go.

Thanks.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thanks for this - I do write children's stories too, but haven't tried this kind!

Nan Sheppard said...

Ah, I might give this one a go! Thank you Womagwriter. XX

Anonymous said...

I was really keen to enter this until I saw that there will be an open voting system. Sadly, I don't think this is proper judging, so I won't be taking part. Pity.

Diane Fordham said...

Sounds like an interesting comp. Thanks for the link :-)

Suzanne Jones said...

Thanks for this - it looks like great fun. Although I'm not so sure about the drawing - I can only draw cats (two circles for head and body and triangles for ears).

XX

TracyFells said...

Thanks for highlighting this one - just to note the rules state 'you may enter a picture/image to support your story', so this isn't a mandatory entry rule. Phew - as my drawing skills are non-existent!

beverley said...

I saw this writing competition as well a week or so ago, but as I'm not particularly keen on the Facebook voting style of judging, I'll be giving this one a miss.

Best of luck to everyone else who'll be submitting an entry though!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this Womag. I did enter last year but didn't make the shortlist although I happen to love the story I submitted. It did make me want to start writing for children because I enjoyed myself so much. After looking in to it though I reckon it is probably quite a difficult market. Munch comp is a great way to get the creative juices flowing though even if you decide not to submit. KH

Lydia said...

Good job the illustration isn't mandatory, though it makes me think that entries that include one will get more votes. Not for me then since my drawing skills are best not spoken of! x
www.lydiajones.co.uk

Janice said...

Thanks for this, Womag - but I agree with other writers who have said they won't enter because of the open voting system. It's a shame because I enjoy writing for children but competitions are hard enough to win without that kind of handicap!