Announcing the 2014 The Whole Megillah Picture Book Manuscript Contest

???????????????????????????????It’s back! The Whole Megillah’s contest for Jewish-themed picture book manuscripts! Kar-Ben publisher Joni Sussman will be judging. Of special interest: creative Hanukkah stories!

Submission Guidelines:

  • Send the entire manuscript of your Jewish-themed picture book to The Whole Megillah at barbarakrasner (at) att (dot) net. It should be double-spaced and use 12 point type, preferably Times Roman. Please use a cover page with your name, contact information, and the title of your manuscript. Do not put your name on the manuscript itself.
  • Include The Whole Megillah on your blogroll if you have a blog
  • Share the news about the contest on Facebook and Twitter (#TWMblog)
  • Send proof of inclusion in your blogroll and your Facebook and Twitter messages to The Whole Megillah along with your submission

Deadline: April 1, 2014

Judge: Joni Sussman, Publisher, Kar-Ben

Prizes: First Place — Free 1 year access to Kar-Ben’s ebookstore or a set of Kar-Ben’s 10 new Spring 2014 titles

We’re looking forward to your submissions!

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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8 Responses to Announcing the 2014 The Whole Megillah Picture Book Manuscript Contest

  1. sheila lewis says:

    Thanks Barbara, as always, getting us moving to “march” forward with new writing.
    I will submit a picture book manuscript and post as I can. Sheila Lewis

  2. sheila lewis says:

    And a question, can writers submit more than one picture book manuscript? Sheila

  3. beccakinla says:

    Reblogged this on Rebecca Klempner and commented:
    A great opportunity for those who want to try their hand at picture book writing.

  4. FRIEDA GIVON says:

    I would like to submit a personal manuscript and if it is accepted will you be publishing it ?
    Can a manuscript be submitted without illustrations ?
    Thanksm Frieda

    • Hi, Frieda,
      I do not publish picture books. Joni Sussman of Kar-Ben, the judge for the contest, may or may not decide to publish the winning entry. The manuscript should not be submitted with any illustrations – text only.

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