In honor of Goodnight Moon's 60th anniversary Johnson & Johnson and HarperCollins are collaborating in a bedtime story writer's contest. If you are not a professional writer but you like to write children's stories I invite you to join me in submitting a manuscript by June 30, 2007. The grand prize is having your story illustrated and published as a "limited edition picture book", a collection of HarperCollins classic storybooks, and a gift set of J&J baby products. Not a book contract, to be sure, but a chance to practice polishing up a manuscript and submitting by a deadline. And a fun challenge to come up with a good story! The rules are here.
I am working on a list of ideas now. I am reading Atwell's Lessons that Change Writers, going through her exercises and working in my writer's notebook every evening. I've got HipWriterMama's 30 Day Challenge to get me moving and now I have a goal of submitted story by the end of the month. Anyone want to join me?