The iWRITE Non-Profit Organization offers students in the 3rd-12th grades the opportunity to submit short stories, poetry and artwork to our annual publishing contest called, I Write Short Stories by Kids for Kids. Each year we pick 100 winners to be published in our anthology and invited to our big annual book signing celebration in Houston, Texas.


Join our team of published kids and be sure to submit your online applications by May 31st. First round submissions are accepted from early November through the end of May. Finalists will be named in early September. Our 100 Winners will be announced on our website and published in the next anthology, released in the wintertime.  All winners will receive one complimentary copy of the anthology and tickets to the book signing celebration.


For more information on our organization and programs, visit www.iwrite.org!

Calling all kids who love to create stories!

Each workshop will include exciting lessons that will lead students to becoming published authors! Students will be invited to a book signing celebration in honor of their published stories.


Six Saturday Workshops Include:

  • Brainstorming
  • Character Development
  • Setting
  • Story Structure
  • How to Solve Story Problems
  • Mood/Tone/Description
  • Illustration day with Artist Ryan Shaw
  • Editing & Revisions
  • Preparing for Publishing


FORT BEND COUNTY WORKSHOPS

Dates: 1/25, 2/29, 3/28, 4/25, 5/30, 6/27

Time: 9:30 - 12 p.m.

LOCATION: CASA DI BAMBINI, 108 Telfair Central Blvd

AGES: 6 - 9 years old 


Apply for a scholarship for your child to participate in this six workshop series located in Fort Bend County. All accepted students will be able to participate at no cost thanks to the generosity of CKW Luxe.

 The iWRITE Non-Profit Organization is pleased to announce the 11th Annual I Write Short Stories By Kids for Kids publishing contest for kids grades 3rd - 12th.

This is a great opportunity for kids who have dreamed of seeing their own story professionally published in book.

Winners will be announced in the beginning of September on the iWRITE Website. All winners will receive one complimentary copy of the anthology.

Rules and Requirements
Story must fit between 700 to 2,500 word-count requirement for 3rd grade submissions.

Stories must fit between 1,000 to 2,500 word count requirement for 4th - 12th grade submissions.
Stories must be typed in Times New Roman Font, 12-point sized and black ink.
Stories must include: Setting, Main Character, Plot, Conflict, Climax and Resolution.  
iWRITE checks for plagiarism in order to respect copyright laws.
All stories must be written in English.

This year’s theme is Outer Space. Your submission can be anything associated with Outer Space, or simply space, the expanse that exists beyond the Earth and between celestial bodies (Moon, Sun, planets, etc.).  

Editor's Choice Winners receive both special recognition at our annual luncheon and the opportunity to read their published work during the event. To be eligible for Editor's Choice, students must incorporate the theme of Outer Space in their submission. Submissions must be fictional and students can connect the theme with their story elements (setting, character, plot, etc.). For authenticity purposes, we recommend students research the culture/country that they are including in their poem/story. The submission must meet the initial contest requirements and be able to deliver a meaningful message. The submission must also be able to motivate or move the audience. Stories and poem are not limited to this year's theme for publication. The theme is only required to be eligible for Editor's Choice.

Again, stories and poems are not required to incorporate the theme to win and be published in the anthology. However, we highly encourage you to include some aspect of the theme in your story and/or poem.

Click here to download and print the contest rules!

iWRITE is a Non-Profit Organization. No entry fee required. Work is judged by the iWRITE guidelines so please be sure to review them before beginning. 

                     Thank you to our 

              Publishing Contest Sponsor

        for covering this years contest fee!

H-E-B 


 The iWRITE Non-Profit Organization is pleased to announce the 11th Annual I Write Short Stories By Kids for Kids publishing contest for kids grades 3rd - 12th.

This is a great opportunity for kids who have dreamed of seeing their own poem professionally published in book.

Winners will be announced in the beginning of September on the iWRITE Website. All winners will receive one complimentary copy of the anthology.

Rules and Requirements

Poems must be written in English.

Poems must fit between the 8 to 24 line requirement and topic requirement.

Poems must be typed in Times New Roman Font, 12-point size in black ink.

Author name and poem title must be placed on the top of the first pages.

The theme for this year’s submission will be outer space.

Click here to download and print the contest rules!

iWRITE is a Non-Profit Organization. No entry fee required. Work is judged by the iWRITE guidelines so please be sure to review them before beginning.
 

                     Thank you to our 

             Publishing Contest Sponsor

        for covering this years contest fee!


H-E-B 


The iWRITE Non-Profit Organization is pleased to announce the 11th Annual I Write Short Stories By Kids for Kids publishing contest for kids grades 3rd - 12th.

This is a great opportunity for kids who have dreamed of seeing their own artwork professionally published in book.

Winners will be announced in the beginning of September on the iWRITE Website. All winners will receive one complimentary copy of the anthology.

Rules and Requirements

The 2020 Cover Art theme is Outer Space.  Your submission can be anything associated with Outer Space, or simply space, the expanse that exists beyond the Earth and between celestial bodies (Moon, Sun, planets, etc.).  As artists, we understand that there are many ways to interpret the theme. If you have questions, please feel free to send your questions to info@iwrite.org. 


Basic Illustration Tips
- The final book cover is 5.5" x 8.5" and is vertical (portrait orientation). Keep this in mind when you start your illustration. Something that is very square or horizontal probably won't work well for the cover. Also, an 1/8 of an inch will be cut off of each side, top and bottom during printing. Don't put anything important at or near the edges.
- Don't use words in your picture unless they are a necessary part of something (like a book, billboard, package label, etc.)
- Leave room for us to add a title, subtitle and author line. This doesn't have to be white but needs to be free of important details. Please don't include any of this info in the illustration.
- Clean it up. Erase any stray pencil marks thoroughly. If it's on the piece of paper, it will print.
- Use bold colors and be sure to darken the colors if using colored pencils. We want your artwork to show up.
- Get inspired by other book covers online, at the library or at home but don't copy them.
- Be creative and enjoy!

Click here to download and print the contest rules!



iWRITE is a Non-Profit Organization. No entry fee required. Work is judged by the iWRITE guidelines so please be sure to review them before beginning. 

                    Thank you to our 

            Publishing Contest Sponsor

      for covering this years contest fee!

 

H-E-B 


iWRITE Non-Profit Organization