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Dec 14, 2010
The History of How Kids Can Publish got Started
By Linda F. Radke and Lynda Exley, co-founders
Dec 14, 2010
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Kids' Website Has More Free Publishing Opportunities Than Ever
December 1, 2010
CHANDLER, AZ (December 1, 2010) - Children in kindergarten through 12th grade who love to write - and teachers who would like more students to embrace the written word - will find what they are seeking at www.KidsCanPublish.com, which recently opened its virtual doors to all legitimate publishing opportunities and writing contests for kids.
"For the past two years, Kids Can Publish University only offered one monthly, free contest," explains Linda Radke, owner of Five Star Publications who co-founded Kids Can Publish University with Lynda Exley, a multi award-winning editor and writer. "While students were thrilled to have their works published online in our monthly contest, we noticed that after a few winning submissions, the newness of being lauded on our website faded, and we were concerned that the winners' interest in writing would wane. So, we decided to list as many authentic contests and publishing possibilities as we could to continue to feed students' writing and publishing interests."
Within hours of making the announcement, seven new contests and publishing possibilities were added, and more are on the list waiting to be approved. Radke and Exley are personally checking out each one to make sure they fit KCP standards: safe for children to enter, entries must be either reviewed by an editor or judge to ensure rewarding only quality material for the age group represented, and it must be free to enter or charge only a nominal fee.
"It's exciting to partner with so many organizations that are as concerned with encouraging kids to read and write as we are," continues Radke. "Some of these contests offer incredible prizes, too, such as a $1,000 scholarship, $250 grants for teachers, savings bonds and more."
In addition to publishing opportunities for youths, Kids Can Publish University offers tips for teachers to help them make writing more fun, school workshops that make children WANT to write and publish, teacher and parent resources, and book publishing assistance. KCP is also seeking sponsors to give grants to teachers who would like to guide their students through the publishing process from start to finish - which would be an actual published book filled with their students' masterpieces.
For more details on Kids Can Publish, visit www.KidsCanPublish.com, call Radke at 480-940-8182 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For information on Five Star Publications, which is celebrating 25 years of publishing excellence this year, visit www.FiveStarPublications.com.
Thank you so much for your dynamic presentations at Liberty School yesterday. You provided living proof of the ripple effect of reading and writing! Thanks again!
|The teachers in my building are always looking for places to showcase their student's work. Your contest highlights the importance of creativity in writing and art. In this age of technology, it will be very exciting to be published on-line.
Thank you in advance for this wonderful opportunity,|