Friday, June 4, 2010

Cheerios New Author Contest

If you are an unpublished author, the Cheerios� New Author Contest is waiting to hear from you. Grand prize winners will receive $5000 and a chance for publication. Two First Runner-up prizes of $1000 each will also be awarded. Their stories will be published at

You must be a legal United States resident, 18 years old and older and living in the United States to enter the contest.

Contest rules require that the story be no more than 500 words in length and geared to children ages 3-8 years. The story can be written in English or Spanish. Official contest rules can be found at All entries must be received by July 15, 2010. An entry form can be found at

The 2008 contest winner was Lori Degman who wrote 1 Zany Zoo. Her book was published and is available in specially-marked boxes of Cheerios.
Laurie Isop won the 2009 Grand Prize. Her book, How Do You Hug a Porcupine? is being published by Simon & Schuster and will be available in Cheerios boxes in 2011. It can be read at

Winners of the 2010 contest will be notified in October. Contest results will be posted on the Internet at in March, 2011.

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