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Young Authors' Page

This contest is part of the non-profit, Random Acts of Reading (RoAR), that was created to promote literacy, creativity, and community service.  

KIDS ARE CREATIVE and have great stories to share with their communities.  This contest is a pilot project to publish the works of young writers, working together with youth, libraries, and schools across the country.  

THANK YOU to all the young authors who participated in the first, second, and third annual YACK! contests in 2011, 2012, and 2013!

Congratulations to all of the authors who shared their stories and had them published as online flipbooks. If you have not yet done so, please take a minute to browse the store below to read the great books they have created.

It is time to start working on your manuscript for the 4th Annual YACK! contest! You can submit your stories at any time (the sooner we get them, the sooner tehy go online). Have fun writing!

Upload your Manuscript (please send an email to YACK@eifrigpublishing.com as well, with your name, age, grade, and email address, along with the name of the file uploaded).

Manuscript:
 
Note: Only files with the following extensions will be accepted (doc,pdf,txt,docx)

2014 Deadline: December 31, 2014

YACK! (YOUNG AUTHORS-CREATIVE KIDS): a contest in which kids up to age 14 can submit their stories to Eifrig Publishing. We will include every story submitted in the Young Author's bookstore as an online book, where kids from around the world can read and enjoy their writing (for free).  At the end of the event, a jury will select the story to be made into a published paperback. The winning students will then select a charity or non-profit organization to whom all proceeds will be donated.

READ FULL INVITATION HERE

Empowering kids to be the best they can be -- creatively and as active participants in their communities!

If you are a young writer and would like to share your work, please contact us for details on how to send us your .pdf or .doc files. Libraries and schools, please contact us for details on the event as well!

We will also be sharing letters and photos from our young readers here too.

You can check out what your book will look like by PREVIEWING any of the children's books on the Eifrig Publishing website!

Children (everyone under the age of 18) must have parental permission to upload the stories. By uploading, it is understood and agreed to that no remuneration will be paid for any stories submitted. All proceeds from the sale of any stories will be donated to the charities and non-profits selected by the kids themselves.

BE SURE TO INCLUDE YOUR NAME, AGE, and EMAIL ADDRESS in your file!

AUTHOR BIOS


Young Authors

YACK! GOLD MEDALISTS

2011: Olivia Gallup, The Bird

2012: Grace Cousins, Polly's Dream

2013: Megan Irwin, Rainchild

2014: ??

The Bird
The Bird
by Olivia Gallup
Polly's Dream
Polly's Dream
by Grace Cousins
An Old Man's Tale
An Old Man's Tale
by Jeff Fields McCormack
James's Secret
James's Secret
by Dylan
Journey of the Golden Knight
Journey of the Golden Knight
by Chris Sanders
Lucky Stars
Lucky Stars
by Esther Chung
The Million Dollar Baseball
The Million Dollar Baseball
by Christian Stolz
The Sparkling Flower
The Sparkling Flower
by Casie Eifrig
Poetry by Room 118
Poetry by Room 118
by David Rockowers 6th Grade Class at Mount Nittany Middle School