2023 Kids' Choice KidLit Writing Contest WINNERS
Well... it's time! The amazing kid judges have selected their favorites and we are ready to announce the winners!
Download the Winner Badge HERE
Thank you to ALL who entered the contest. This would not be possible without you. You should feel proud for putting yourselves out there and getting your writing in front of real kids! That is a BIG deal!
Huge congrats to all of our finalists and honorable mentions.
A note to the winners: I will be emailing each of you soon with a link to choose your prize. Thank you for your patience with me as this is a huge endeavor and it has a lot of moving pieces. Once the person before you chooses their prize, you will receive the link to choose yours. It is also a little tricky because there are 3-1st place winners (one in each category), so thank you for understanding that there are some limitations.
And now... the moment you've all been waiting for! The winners of the 2023 Kids' Choice KidLit Writing Contest:
1st Place: STALE AIR by Caz Scales
2nd Place: TRAPPED by Melissa J Miles
3rd Place: ARTIFICIAL INCOME by Kate DeMaio
4th Place: VANISHED by Sarah Meade
5th Place: DAYS OF DESTINY by Karlein Kwong
6th Place: DON’T JUDGE A REAPER BY HIS SYTHE by Bethany Walke
7th Place: THE LIES WE SELL by Kari Ann Gonzalez
8th Place: THE TIMELESS GIFT by Sabrina Shah
1st Place: THE MIRROR TO A THOUSAND MINDS by Melanie Rowsell-Docherty
2nd Place: EARTH SCHOOLS ARE EASY by Rowena Zahnrei
3rd Place: THE GLITCH by Sara Kruger
4th Place: ONE OF US by Emily Keifer
5th Place: This House NOT For Sale by Scott Wolf
6th Place: THE PERKS OF BEING A FIFTH GRADER by Rita D. Russell
7th Place: THE MAILBOX – Stepping Out of the Shadows by Chris Garcia-Halenar
8th Place: STAINE by Courtney Moore
9th Place: MAYBE IT’S MAGIC by Laurie Smith Murphy
10th Place: THE NOTE by Yessi Robles Holm
1st Place: COUCHBOY by Hollie Wolverton
2nd place: A PERFECT PLAN FOR GETTING A DOG by Lynne Marie
3rd place: A DOG'S GUIDE: HOW TO TRAIN YOUR HUMAN By Maura Lance
4th place: ALIEN'S PERFECT PET by Bri Lawyer
5th place: A BAD GUY FIGHTING A ZOMBIE by Ellen Meeks
6th Place: NOT MY ORDER by Melissa Hope
7th Place: THE NOT FRIENDS PLAYDATE by Jennifer Cowan
8th Place: FARTS MAKE YOU SMART by Tunisia Williams
9th Place: BEING YOU AND ME by Heather Kinser
10th Place: GROUND HOG DAY OFF by Trenise Ferreira
11th Place: I DON'T KNOW by Kevin Treaccar
12th Place: BIRDS IN SPACE by Christine Alemshah
CONGRATULATIONS!! I hope you can all celebrate and enjoy the fact that kids loved your work!
And truly, to everyone who entered, please feel so very proud of yourselves and know that SO many of your pieces received at least one vote from a kid judge. YOUR work was someone's favorite. And that means that some day, your BOOK will be a favorite, well loved, story. And that is magical.
Thank you all for enjoying this process with me! I hope you'll stick around and follow my own writing journey. I did just get approval on my Goodreads Author Profile, and I'm offering a GIVEAWAY to celebrate, so I hope you will all check that out. And mark my books "Want to Read" on Goodreads. I really do appreciate the support!!
Thanks for being a part of this fun community! We'll definitely be doing the Kids' Choice KidLit Writing Contest again, so keep your eye out by subscribing to my blog!
About Kailei Pew
Kailei Pew is a wife, mother, and children's book author represented by the amazing
Emily Forney of Bookends Literary.
She loves to write books that help kids see they can
do anything they set their minds to.
Upcoming books include:
THE MONSTER ABOVE THE BED (Clarion/Harper, Fall 2023)
I SEE COLOR (With Valerie Bolling, HarperKids, Winter 2024)
KID-VENTORS (F& F/Macmillan, Spring 2024)