Eifrig Publishing

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 penny@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: 

An Old Man's Tale

An Old Man's Tale
by Jeff Fields McCormack
Troup Middle Schooler Jeff Fields McCormack, age 12, tells a gripping horror story.

$0.00

Published: 12 August 2011 | 6 pages | ISBN: | Color:
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James's Secret

James's Secret
by Dylan
Dylan shares the story of the secrets held by three friends.

$0.00

Published: 12 August 2011 | 7 pages | ISBN: | Color:
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The Bird

The Bird
by Olivia Gallup
12-year-old Olivia Gallup is an incredibly talented young artist, who has been honing her craft for more than half her life. She is trilingual in Czech, German, and English, and goes to the John F. Kennedy School in Berlin, Germany.

$9.99/14.99

Published: 30 November 2013 | 28 pages | ISBN: 978-1-936172-72-6 | Color:
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Polly's Dream

Polly's Dream
by Grace Cousins
12-year-old Grace Cousins from Lemont, PA, shares a delightful story about following your dreams.

$0.00

Published: 12 August 2011 | 39 pages | ISBN: | Color:
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The Sparkling Flower

The Sparkling Flower
by Casie Eifrig
7-year-old aspiring author, Casie Eifrig, presents her first book.

$0.00

Published: 19 March 2010 | 3 pages | ISBN: | Color:
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Poetry by Room 118

Poetry by Room 118
by David Rockowers 6th Grade Class at Mount Nittany Middle School
Poetry written by the talented students in Mr. David Rockower's 2010/2011 6th grade class at Mount Nittany Middle School, State College, PA.
All proceeds from the sale of this book will be used to purchase books for libraries in the State College Area School District.

$5.00

Published: 9 June 2011 | 56 pages | ISBN: 978-0-9795518-3-3 | Color: b/w
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Journey of the Golden Knight

Journey of the Golden Knight
by Chris Sanders
5th grader Chris Sanders presents a biblical allegory reminiscent to the story of the Holy Grail.

$0.00

Published: 12 August 2011 | 16 pages | ISBN: | Color:
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Lucky Stars

Lucky Stars
by Esther Chung
Mt. Nittany Middle Schooler Esther Chung shares her story of artistic magic.

$0.00

Published: 12 August 2011 | 16 pages | ISBN: | Color:
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The Million Dollar Baseball

The Million Dollar Baseball
by Christian Stolz
Mt. Nittany Middle Schooler Christian Stolz shares his adventure story of a baseball heist.

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Published: 12 August 2011 | 16 pages | ISBN: | Color:
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