Are you an aspiring children’s author? Cheerios has a perfect contest for you!
If you are an unpublished author (please check the website for the rules about being published), then you should consider entering the 5th Annual Cheerios Spoonfuls of Stories New Author Contest. The deadline is July 15, 2011. The winner will receive a $5,000 cash prize and a possible publishing deal with Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, in addition to having his or her book featured inside Cheerios cereal boxes nationwide.
Ron Rauss won last year for his story Can I Just Take a Nap? Look for his book in Cheerios boxes during the spring of 2012. (Can you imagine how fun it would be to find a copy of your book in a cereal box?) See more about Ron at Simon & Schuster.
After finding a free copy of Duck for President by Diane Cronin in our Cheerios one day, we have been hooked on the Spoonfuls of Stories idea. What a wonderful way to promote reading and to help new writers get a start.
(Oats cereal rings by Petr Kratochvil)