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The Blue Guitar Jr. Staff
Editor : Rebecca Dyer
Publisher: Elena Thornton
Editor: Richard H. Dyer Jr.
Artwork for front, back covers: Marjory Boyer
A Call to Writers of Children’s Literature for The Blue Guitar Jr.
Open to all ages -- for children and teens who are writers and for adults who write children's literature: The Blue Guitar Jr. magazine seeks literary submissions for its annual issue for children. Submissions are sought in all genres — fiction, poetry, plays, creative nonfiction — all geared to appeal to youthful audiences. Writers must submit original work and must live in Arizona. Deadline for submissions is Oct. 1, 2019. Simultaneous submissions will be accepted, but the writer must notify the magazine as soon as possible if the work is accepted elsewhere. It is free to submit, and submissions may be made in multiple genres. Please include your name and the best way to contact you on your submission. To submit or for further information, e-mail Rebecca Dyer at email@example.com
A Call to Artists for The Blue Guitar Jr.
Open to children and teens who are artists
and to adults who create art for children and teens
The Blue Guitar Jr. magazine seeks art submissions for its next annual
issue for children and teens. Submissions from children and teens
and adults who create art for children and teens are sought by Oct. 1,
2019, in all media geared to appeal to youthful audiences. Artists must submit
original work and must live in Arizona. Simultaneous submissions will be
accepted, but the artist must notify the magazine as soon as possible if the work
is accepted elsewhere. It is free to submit, and submissions may be made in
multiple mediums; up to 5 images can be submitted. Artists are encouraged
to submit images of work by e-mail; please provide high-resolution JPEGs of
300 dpi. Images must be identified in the e-mail with the artist’s name, contactinformation, titles of works, dates and mediums. Please include your name
and the best way to contact you. To submit or for more information, e-mail
Editor Richard Dyer at firstname.lastname@example.org .
It is with great excitement and honor Arizona Consortium for the Arts announces the inaugural issue of The Blue Guitar Jr. Magazine!
click here to read the inaugural issue of The Blue Guitar Jr. magazine.
The Winners' Circle of the Children’s Fiction Writers’ Contest.
First place for young writers 10 and younger:
Meena Venkataramanan — "Time for Change"
First place for young writers 11 and older
Mira Takamura — "Franco"
First place for adults writing for children:
A.L. Means — "A Change of Scene"
First place for poetry for children
Victoria Turnipseed — "A Sniff of Sadie's Magic," poem for children
Children’s Fiction Writing Contest
This contest is open to writers residing in Arizona
All submissions must be appropriate for children
5000 words or less
Poetry or Short Stories with or without illustrations
Multiple submissions are acceptable
Submissions must be:
Double spaced (except for poetry)
12 point Times New Roman font
Pages must be numbered
Title should appear in header on right side
Do not put name on pages
Include a cover page with your name, email, mailing address and phone number along with the title of the story and the age group for which you are writing.
If you are under the age of 18 please include your age on the cover sheet for the “by children” portion of the contest.
Ages Groups are 3-5, 6-8, 8-10, 10-12, 12+
Make sure you keep a copy of your story, do not send originals they will not be returned.
Submissions will be judged on originality, writing and professionalism so send your best work.
There is no entry fee.
Winners will be announced February 28, 2010 on the Arizona Consortium of the Arts website artizona.org
Winners will be published in the first issue of the Blue Guitar Jr. an online magazine and will receive an award certificate.