Ends on June 1, 2019


wish zone 

Is your child a writer of fiction or non-fiction. Do they have a short story to share? Children age 6 to 11 are encouraged to enter with parent's permission.   

Winners of our story contest will receive a $15 Gift Card with publication, along with a free copy of the book. Winning stories will also be featured in both soft cover and eBook editions titled, "Tales from the Wish Zone." This book includes a page bio from every child author and their wish for the future. 

Guidelines for each Entry: Include a biography of your child including their age, grade, education, and experience with writing including a date this piece was written and a short summary of the story. Include your own name and relationship to the child. Please include a quote about one wish they have for the world. All work must be original and submitted by a legal guardian of the child. 

How do we decide which stories we select for the contest? Short Stories will be evaluated on how they fit the theme as well as creativity & craftmanship. No name or other identifying info must be included in the submission manuscript text, so that your child's work is read by our judges anonymously.

Length: 250 words to 8,000 words but we are flexible

How many stories can I submit? You may submit one story per entry make sure put the Titles and Date clearly marked 

How many times can I submit? As many as you like.

Flying Ketchup Press is granted First Serial Rights. All rights revert back to author upon publication. Confirmation of entry will be sent via e-mail by Submittable immediately after submission. An announcement of our winners will be posted through Submittable, email and social media.