Is writing for children your thing? The 8th Kathleen Julia Bates Memorial Writing for Children Competition invites Australian writers, both published and unpublished, to submit the first chapter (maximum of 2000 words) of their children's chapter book for readers up to 10 years of age. Fittingly, the competition remembers the two year old daughter of successful children's author, Di Bates.
Entry fee: AUD$10 per manuscript. Cheques/money orders should be made payable to Di Bates, and posted with the manuscript to PO Box 2116, Woonona East, NSW, 2517 or online via: firstname.lastname@example.org. Manuscripts should include only a cover page with the story title, word count, writer's name and contact details, including email.
Open to: Australian writers
Deadline: 30 March 2012