Posted by: Kathy Temean | September 27, 2011

Picture Book Writers – New Opportunity

MeeGenius!–a e-picture book app for young readers for iPhone, iPad, iTouch, Google TV, and the web–have just kicked off a contest.

They are searching for the next great children’s book author, and is extending an invitation to aspiring and published authors to submit a manuscript. Winning manuscripts will be beautifully illustrated, professionally edited, and published online at MeeGenius. It’s as simple as writing, submitting, and having MeeGenius’ online community vote.

Open to both aspiring and published authors, the MeeGenius! Author Challenge 2011 will award one winner $1500 and a publishing contract as well as offering a MeeGenius! library to the school of the winner’s choice. Three runners-up will win $500 and publishing contract.

Submissions will be posted on the MeeGenius! website where visitors can vote on their favorites. The most popular picks become finalists.


  • Stories should be between 10 and 20 pages in length.


  • MeeGenius’ audience is young children between the ages of 2 and 8. MeeGenius will not accept any entries with language, themes, or content inappropriate for children.
  • Any content which resembles or directly plagiarizes another published work will not be considered.

Submit Your Story by November 1, 2011

No illustrations.

Manuscript Voting Round

November 28 – December 18, 2011

Finalists Round

January 31 – February 21, 2012

Winners Announced!

March 7, 2012.

Make sure you check out this link for a sample manuscript, since they do not want it submitted in the standard format:

For complete rules and guidelines, visit

Here are some good reasons to enter:  Everyone has a chance to win.  They are not asking for a entry fee, and you have over a month before the deadline, so I expect to see a lot of your stories on line at the end of November.  Good Luck.

Talk tomorrow,



  1. I’ve shared it with my writer friends. I appreciate the resources you provide.


  2. thank you Kathy for posting this contest. I am working on a story now to submit 🙂


  3. Thank you for this great opportunity. 🙂 I have a story in mind. I will polish it till shiny.


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