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YACK! Young Authors-Creative Kids!


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.  

THANK YOU to all the young authors who have participated in the YACK! contests in the past.

Congratulations to all of the authors who shared their stories. Enjoy the winning books from the past few years. Coming soon: a free online library with all of the manuscripts that have been submitted. 

It is time to start working on your manuscript for the 2021 YACK! contest! You can submit your stories at any time (the sooner we get them, the sooner they go online). Have fun writing!

Email us your manuscript with your name, age, grade, and email address with YACK! in the subject line.


2021 Deadline: December 31, 2021

YACK! (YOUNG AUTHORS-CREATIVE KIDS): a contest in which kids who will be 14 or younger at the end of 2021 can submit their stories to Eifrig Publishing. We will be including the submitted stories in the Young Author's bookstore as online books, 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.


2011 The Bird            2012 Polly's Dream    2013 Rainchild   2014 Stepping Stones