#KT250 Contest Info

#KT250: Your Manuscript’s First 250 Words Shared on Kite Tales!

Enter the first 250 words (or less) of your unpublished manuscript for a chance to win a gift certificate to Los Angeles’s The Last Bookstore, your entry (and any professional contact info you want included) published on Kite Tales, another award title to include in your query letters and author bios, and an increase in your internet and social media presence! Winners will also be encouraged to pitch a Kite Tales feature article on a topic of their choice. Entries will be capped at 20 submissions per quarter, first come, first served. So apply early!

TO WIN you must log into your SCBWI account and fill out this form. Be sure to read the form’s rules and guidelines! Reminders to enter are announced via SCBWI Twitter, Facebook, and the Los Angeles SCBWI listserv!

3 WINNERS TOTAL PER QUARTER**: 1 Grand Prize Winner receives a gift card to The Last Bookstore. 2 Runners Up receive honorable mention. All winners receive their entry published on Kite Tales and a chance to pitch their own feature article.


– 1st Quarter: 1/1/18 for publication on 1/26/18
– 2nd Quarter: 4/1/18 for publication on 4/27/18
– 3rd Quarter: 7/1/18 for publication on 7/27/18
– 4th Quarter: 10/1/18 for publication on 10/26/18


**Only winners will be notified regarding their entry and contest standing. Please do not email Kite Tales or Los Angeles SCBWI staff to inquire about your entry.

*If you submit after the entry due date for the current quarter, your entry will not be considered. You must re-submit to be considered for another quarter by that quarter’s entry due date. Entries limited to 1 per person, per quarter. If you do not win, you may re-submit your entry for another quarter.



Kite Tales reserves the right to reject any entry we deem inappropriate and to declare no winners if we do not receive enough appropriate entries. Winning does not guarantee representation or publishing contracts. Entries will be judged based on merit by our anonymous judges.


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