Does your little wordsmith love to spin their own stories? They could see their words come to life and win an amazing prize with this incredible book deal contest for kids. But don’t wait, there’s not much time left to enter!

Stone Soup Magazine is holding a competition to discover the next great generation of authors and your kids could be among them. The Secret Kids Writing Competition invites young writers ages five to 18 to submit their entries to be considered for the grand prize which includes a book publishing deal, $1000 prize money and a subscription to Stone Soup Magazine.

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Entries are divided into three categories: elementary grades 1 through 5 (ages five to 10), middle school grades 6 through 8 (ages 11 to 13) and high school grades 9 through 12 (ages 14 to 18). Kids can submit anything from picture books with illustrations to young adult fiction up to 240 pages long.

The deadline to submit is Jan. 1, 2019 so if your young scribes don’t already have a manuscript ready, set them to writing over the rest of the winter break. The grand prize winner will be announced on Jun. 15, 2019 and all finalists will receive a subscription to Stone Soup Magazine. Check out the full rules and entry form here.

—Shahrzad Warkentin

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