Posted by: Kathy Temean | January 10, 2011

No Fee Get Published Contest

I don’t know how many in this audience can write in English and Spanish, but I thought perhaps there may be a few.  If you are one of those bilingual writers, then you might want to submit something to this new non-profit publisher – Ediciones Monarcas.  They have received money to publish books from Infinity Auto Insurance to help promote reading  and enrich the learning environment for children in Hispanic households by providing parents and grandparents with education and the necessary resources to improve their children’s reading habits. 

The contest awards a thousand dollars to one winner each month, but the contract does not include royalities.  They will distrubutethe 50,000 to 60,000 paperbook copies to these Hispanic households.

Infinity Auto Insurance Leer Conmigo Award in Children’s Literature

Ediciones Monarcas—a new, not-for-profit publisher of bilingual (Spanish-English) books for children—announces the Infinity Auto Insurance Leer Conmigo Award in Children’s Literature. Each month we will award a $1,000 prize and publish the best submission we receive.

Guidelines:

• Deadline for the next $1,000 prize: Jan. 17, 2011

• Submissions should be appropriate for children K-5

• Submissions must be bilingual: English-Spanish

• Illustrations should not accompany the submission

• Content is open, although it must be age appropriate

• Send up to 32 pages total with these specifications: 16 pages max. in English, 16 pages max. in Spanish

• Each page should have no more than approximately 100 words. (Given linguistic requirements of Spanish that don’t govern English, the Spanish text will have slightly more words.)

• You may submit up to 5 mss, although send each in separate emails.

• There is no reading fee.

• Submissions from authors outside of the U.S. are very welcomed.

• We will distribute winning books via the Leer Conmigo Program in an initial print run of 50,000-60,000 copies.

• Email submission to: jim.elledge@gmail.com. (Contest website coming soon.)

The goal of Leer Conmigo and its subsidiary Ediciones Monarcas is to enrich the learning environment for children in Hispanic households by providing parents and grandparents with education and the necessary resources to improve their children’s reading habits and to foster a life-long love of reading in multiple languages. Leer Conmigo and Ediciones Monarcas are supported by Infinity Auto Insurance Company (NASDAQ:IPCC and online at InfinityAuto.com.)

Sounds like a good cause, where you can get publsihed and make a little money.  Please let me know if you submit and have anything to add.

Talk tomorrow,

Kathy


Responses

  1. This post doesn’t include what rights are given up or retained by the author of the submissions. I don’t mind giving up rights to a published piece but sometimes they retain all rights to rejected ms too. I almost submitted to a contest that said in the small print, “all submissions become the property of ___”. Why they would want a lot of rejected ms I can only guess. Is there any way to find out about the rights they give?

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