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Rate Your Story's 2nd Annual Spring Writing Contest!

Follow Your Heart 

 

PLEASE SEE UPDATED DETAILS

 

Dates: EXTENDED to June 15, 2022 11:59 PM EST

Genres:

Board Books up to 150 Words 

Picture Books up to 850 Words

Non-Fiction Picture Books Up to 1000 Words

Chapter Books, Middle Grade and YA up to 2,000 Word

 

Requirements: Manuscripts should convey a compelling story or concept with an engaging main character and *heart* should drive the story and inspire a satisfying ending and/or be an element. 


 

Please check our Website for exciting prizes! (To Be Announced)

 

 

Judges:

Lynne Marie, RYS Owner, Editor and Author of Moldilocks and the Three Scares, Let’s Eat! Mealtime Around the World, The Three Little Pigs and the Rocket Project, American Pie and MORE!

Along with a Team of our Talented Rate Your Story Judges 

 

Winners will be Announced on or about July 15, 2022 on the Rate Your Story Blog. Prizes must be claimed in writing by August 15, 2022. Any prizes not claimed by that time will be forfeited. Entrants agree to watch the Rate Your Story Blog for the Winners list. 

 

To enter, please purchase one of the RYS options below..

Once purchased, you can submit your manuscript with [RYS CONTEST/GENRE] Book Title By Author. Your e-mail should include an attachment of your payment receipt as well as your manuscript in word document format. Send to: RYS.Speedpass@gmail.com Any submissions not sent to this address will be disqualified. Proper subject line is a must, as well. 

 

Due to popular demand, this year, we are offering a Rating and Feedback on the Contest submissions for an additional Charge. 

 

MEMBERS:

$8.50 Without Contest Rating/Feedback

$18.50 With Contest Rating/ Feedback 

 

NON-MEMBERS: 

$15.50 Without Contest Rating/Feedback

$35.00 With Contest Rating/Feedback 

 

PRIZES (plus more coming soon!) 

See our Blog at www.rateyourstory.org/blog for a full list and bios!

 

Submission Opportunities!

 

Marisa Cleveland, Agent - The Seymour Agency

Will be accepting submissions from all First Place Manuscripts 

 

Michele McAvoy, Publisher  - The Little Press, Blue Bronco Books and Bless This Press. 

Will be accepting submissions from First - Third Winners in PB, MG and YA

 

Helen H. Wu, Editor - Yeehoo Press

Will be accepting Above-the-Slush Submissions from First - Third Winners in PB 

 

Books!

 

Aliana Reaches the Moon

Donated by Laura Aronberg Roettiger (Signed Copy)

Rex the...We-Don't-Know  + Picture Book or Chapter Book (first three chapters) Critique

Donated by Heather Macht

Rooftop Garden (and Swag!)

Donated by Danna Smith

The Ant Farm Escape! + Picture Book or Chapter Book (first three chapters) Critique

Donated by Heather Macht

The Dilly Dally Bedtime Routine

Donated by Lydia Lukidis 

The Supreme Court and Us

Donated by Christy Mihaly

The Three Little Pigs and the Rocket Project

Donated by Lynne Marie 

The Three Little Pigs and the Rocket Project Coloring Book 

Donated by Lynne Marie


 

Book / Critique Combo Prizes!


Book from Marta Magellan’s List 

And a written NF PB Critique

Planting Friendship: Peace, Salaam, Shalom 

And a Written PB Critique

By Melissa Berger Stoller 


 

Book / Zoom Combo Prizes!

 

Book from Linda Joy Singleton’s List 

And 30-Min Ask Me Anything Zoom Session 

Bugs for Breakfast 

and 30-Min Ask Me Anything Zoom Session

Donated by Mary Boone 

From Here to There: Inventions That Change the Way the World Moves 

And 30-Min Zoom Critique 

Donated by VivianKirkfield

The Three Little Pigs and the Rocket Project (Digital Version) 

And 30-Min Zoom Mentor Session (x 3 Winners)

Donated by Lynne Marie 

 

Critiques!

 

Written Fiction PB Critique by Jill Dana 

Written Query Critique by Lynne Marie (x3) 

Written Query Critique by Shaunda Wenger


 

Rate Your Story Speedpasses!

 

10 Winners will be awarded a Rate Your Story Speedpass from Rate Your Story

10 RYS Member Winners will be awarded a Targeted Judge Upgrade to Lynne Marie 

 

Classroom Zoom!

 

30-Min School Class Zoom from Jill Dana

30-Min School Class Zoom from Lynne Marie

 

Zoom!

 

30-Min Zoom Critique for Authors or Illustrators from Jeni Chen

 

Zooms for All Winners!

All Honorable Mentions will win a .10 Minute Zoom with Lynne Marie to discuss their 

Submissions

All Third Place Winners will win a .20 Minute Zoom with Lynne Marie to discuss their

Submissions

All Second Place Winners will win a .30 Minute Zoom with Lynne Marie to discuss 

their Submissions

All First Place Winners will win a .40 Minute Zoom with Lynne Marie to discuss their 

Submissions

[Upgrades are available for Zooms with Lynne Marie, so no worries if you want/need more time on these prizes.] 

 

Please note: All books (hard copy and digital) are US Residents Only. We reserve the right not to award a prize in any given category if submissions are not up to par with a winning entry. 

 

Hosted by Rate Your Story (www.rateyourstory.org)

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Spring Contest
RYS Members
(without feedback)

$8.50

Spring Contest RYS Non-Members
(with feedback)

$35.00

Spring Contest 
RYS Members
(with feedback)

$18.50

Spring Contest RYS
Non-Members

(without feedback)

$15.50