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Help Your Kid Become A Published Author Through Barnes & Noble!

It is an awesome feeling to go to a book store and find your kid's published book on the shelf! Isn't it? If you have a kid who loves to tell stories, here is a great chance to submit his stories for a chance to become a published author through Barnes & Noble!

Barnes & Noble has launched a National Children’s Short Story Contest now through May 27, 2020 to give young writers a chance to become published authors!

Children ages 6 through 12 are invited to submit original written or graphic short stories through Barnes & Noble for a chance to be selected and published in a book sold exclusively at Barnes & Noble.


  • Submit an original written or graphic short story on behalf of children ages 6 to 12 from now through May 29th.

  • Entries should include the parent or legal guardian’s name, email and address. Only the child’s first name and age should be provided.

  • The work must be an original written or graphic story.

  • Suggested word count is 300 – 800 words or 4 pages of a graphic story (black & white).

  • Fifteen entrants will be chosen for publication in a book to be sold exclusively at select Barnes & Noble stores while supplies last, during Holiday 2020 with a portion of the proceeds going to charity.

  • The fifteen winners and fifteen runners-up will get a signed book from bestselling author Gail Carson Levine. Winners and runners-up will also have the chance to be featured on Barnes & Noble’s social channels.

Submit your child’s story using this link.

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