As I started zeroing in on trying to get a book published, however, I eventually stopped entering this contest. What little writing time I had was dedicated to longer projects, and January 31 always seemed to sneak up on me—a chance missed. Realizing that I’ve been missing out on a great opportunity, I promised myself that I would enter again this year. And I am happy to say that my “holiday story” (this year’s contest category) is written, stamped, and awaiting a trip to the post office later this morning. (I know, I’m cutting that deadline really close…)Writing with a specific theme in mind was really fun for me, and a great writing challenge. Since I don’t want to wait until next year’s Highlights contest to do this again, I’m revisiting other writing opportunities where writing to a theme is required. Below is a short list. If you know of any other “theme writing” opportunities, please post in the comments!
Good luck to all of my writer friends who’ve entered the Highlights contest this year, and Happy Writing!
Magazines that publish theme lists:Ask http://www.cricketmag.com/19-Submission-Guidelines-for-ASK-magazine-for-children-ages-6-9
Hopscotch, Boys’ Quest, and Fun 4 Kidz http://funforkidzmagazines.com/writers