A few posts ago I wrote about the Kids’ Book-Review Unpublished Picture Book Award (you can read about it here.) The Kids’ Book-Review site also has a monthly writing challenge where you can submit a children’s story (500 words or less) on a certain theme (due on the 25th of each month). For a list of themes and how to submit click here. It’s a lot of fun and gets you thinking outside the box, trying to be creative as you can.
Each month, four stories are selected and published on their website (one story every Friday throughout the month). March’s theme was BOOKS and I was very excited to receive an email saying that my story “Bookshop of Hope” had been selected and was being published on the website on Friday 6th March. If you’d like to read “Bookshop of Hope” or other stories from the challenge click here. The theme for April is MUSIC (due in 25th March) so get your thinking caps on and start writing!