The Whole Megillah Picture Book Manuscript Contest – Mazel Tov!

Mazel Tov to the winners of The Whole Megillah 2011 Jewish Children’s Picture Book Manuscript Contest

First Place

Marcia Berneger of San Diego, California for her manuscript, The Little Shofar

Second Place

Wayne Edwards of Somerville, Texas for his manuscript, Why the Unicorns Missed the Boat

We had dozens of entries and they were judged by Kar-Ben publisher Joni Sussman. Marcia will receive a Kindle and Wayne will receive a complimentary Kar-Ben book.

Also congratulations to runners-up!

  • The Upside Down Inside Out Just So Hanukkah Miracle by Carol Grannick
  • What’s a Grandparent? by Jane Trigere
  • Shoshi, Shush! by Leslie Gorin
  • Come Dance the Hora by Pam Mayer

Finally, Mazel Tov to all contestants. I thank you all! And a most gracious thank you to judge Joni Sussman. Thanks, everyone, for making this first annual picture book manuscript a great success.

About Barbara Krasner

History writer and award-winning author Barbara Krasner writes Jewish-themed poetry, articles, nonfiction books, and novels for children and adults.
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4 Responses to The Whole Megillah Picture Book Manuscript Contest – Mazel Tov!

  1. Congratulations to Marcia and Wayne!

    Lovely contest, Barbara!

  2. Thanks to all involved for giving authors of Jewish picture books a contest like this! And congratulations to the winners.

  3. Shari Maser says:

    Thanks for the exciting contest opportunity. Congratulations to the winners. I hope we’ll see those books in print someday!

  4. Ann Koffsky says:

    Ii love the titles of the winners–they sound intriguingly creative!

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