#KT250 Contest Info

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

Hey SCBWI members! Help us celebrate your work with our Kite Tales exclusive #KT250 contest! Enter the first 250 words (or less) of your unpublished manuscript for a chance to win:

  • a gift certificate to the oldest kid lit bookstore in the nation, Once Upon a Time
  • your entry and info published on Kite Tales
  • increased internet and social media presence
  • tons of virtual hi-fives!

Entries will be capped at 20 submissions, 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 and Facebook!

If you’ve entered in the past year and didn’t win (grand prize or honorable mention), you’re welcome to re-submit. Please do not re-submit a winning manuscript.

Remember, it’s ONE submission per person, per contest, and we only take YOUR FIRST submission. Make sure it’s edited and ready before you hit send!

3 WINNERS TOTAL**: 1 Grand Prize Winner receives a gift card to Once Upon a Time. 2 Runners Up receive honorable mention. All winners receive their entry published on Kite Tales.


**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 contest, but before winners are announced, your entry will not be considered. You must re-submit to be considered for the next contest by that contest’s entry due date. Entries limited to 1 per person, per contest.

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.

For more fantastic content, community, events, and other professional development opportunities, become an SCBWI member today! Not sure if there is a chapter in your area? Check here.

#KT250 original photo by Amador Loureiro on Unsplash.