The theme? It's up to you. But your story must use the words turmeric, river, and cousin.
Entries will be divided into two age groups: 6-8 and 9-11. Sangeeta Mehta, associate editor at Simon Pulse, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, will judge the stories. Manuscripts must be postmarked no later than Sunday, December 17, 2006. Visit Kahani for complete rules and an entry form.
The two 1st place stories will be announced in January 2007 and we will post them on our site for you to read. But young artists take note: we want you to illustrate the winning stories. That’s right! In Part II of the Kahani contest, we will post a call to artists to illustrate the 1st place stories. We will have more details on the illustration contest early next year. For now, start writing!
As the top prize, the 1st place stories and illustrations will be published in the Spring 2007 issue of Kahani. The winners will also get a check for $50 each. Second place winners will receive a $50 gift basket, courtesy of Barefoot Books, a Cambridge-based publisher of multicultural literature. Our 3rd place finishers will each get a $25 Borders gift card.
Kahani's 2nd Annual Young Writers Contest
Kahani, a South Asian literary magazine for children, invites all storytellers between the ages of 6 and 11 to write a 500-word short story: