Young Authors' Page
This part of the website it dedicated to all of the young aspiring authors out there. KIDS ARE CREATIVE and have great stories to share with their communities. This page 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. The winning authors for 2011 and 2012 are: Olivia Gallup of Berlin, Germany (age 12 when she wrote the story), with The Bird, a beautifully illustrated tale of compassion and hope, and Grace Cousins of Lemont, PA, with her delightful story of an adventurous penguin, Polly's Dream (age 11 when the story was written). These two books are being edited and revised to fit the publishing standards and will be available in 2014 as paperback books. Both authors are still deliberating which non-profit/charity organization will benefit from all sales.
The 2013 winner is Megan Irwin, with her magnificent story, Rainchild. It will also be turned into a paperback novel in 2014.
It is time to start working on your manuscript for the 4th Annual YACK! contest! You can submit your stories at any time (and they will be online sooner). Have fun writing!
Upload your Manuscript (please send an email to email@example.com as well, with your name, age, grade, and email address, along with the name of the file uploaded).
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.
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!