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Kids' Choice KidLit Writing Contest FINALISTS

Hello wonderful readers!! Happy March. It's time... the FINALISTS and HONORABLE MENTIONS for the 1st annual Kids' Choice KidLit Writing Contest are announced below.


This past month seemed to fly by. I've been fielding the votes from our amazing kid judges, prepping "Thank You" gifts for these amazing kiddos (THANK YOU to all who attended the fundraiser webinar), and generally being in awe of your writing and their judging.


This has been such a fun adventure and I am officially announcing that this will be a yearly event because I LOVED it so much!! So if you aren't subscribed, please make sure to do that at the bottom of this page so that you don't miss anything. And a reminder that this summer, I will be hosting the Kids Write KidLit Writing Contest for our young authors.


And now... the moment you are all waiting for...


Announcing the 1st Annual Kids' Choice KidLit Writing Contest FINALISTS!!


(For now, only Title and Author are listed below for the ease of reading this post... for the winner's post, I will include the excerpt/sample from each author. But you can also read their entries by searching the comments on the original submission post).


(And don't forget to read to the very end, because there are also HONORABLE MENTIONS included here!)


(In no particular order....)





YA Finalists


Year 2070

By: Kala Senthi


THE NOTE

By Sabrina Shah


1917

by: Raluca Sirbu


SCREAM QUEEN

By: Jessica Haster


FIRE GIRL

by Amy Reitz


I'M NOT THAT INNOCENT

By: Ashlee Hashman


The Witches of Wonderland

By: S.E. Reed


Full Moon

by Bethany Walker



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MG Finalists


The Secret of Scaremere Forest

By: Gayle C. Krause


IT'S A DOG'S LIFE

BY: Colleen Fogarty


SCHOOL OF SECRETS

By: Penny Nolan


CANDYBOT

By Ellen Seal


EVA AND THE CROWS

By: Cheryl MacAller


PIRATE’S BOOTY

By: Mark Huffman


THE HOUSE THAT ATE A BOY

By: Sondra Eby Eisenstat


SUNSET SISTERS

By: Abbi Lee


FOUR HOURS TO GO

By: Jeannette Lee


IZZY HOFFMAN IS NOT A WITCH

By: Alyssa Alessi


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PB Finalists


PORCUPINE PLOP

By: Katie Brandyberry



THE SECRET ROOM

By: Becky Walker



THE RUNAWAY UNDERWEAR

By: John P. Conery



UP YOUR NOSE

By: Tonnye Fletcher



THE OLD LADY WHO LIVED IN A…

By: Melanie Rowsell-Docherty



THE GIFT WRAP TRAP

By: Allison Strick



NEVER-EVER!

By Julie Fruitticher Schroeder



SIR TOOTS

By: Hollie Wolverton



The Sunshine Club

By: Kimberly Horch



Grown-ups Have it all Wrong!

By: Kimberly Bellanti-Bartho



Time To Go!

By Sasha Harris-Lovett



I WANT A MOOSE

By: CJ Penko



TURTLE LOVES WAFFLES

By: Michaela Almeida




HUGE CONGRATS to all of our finalists! And now for the list of honorable mentions based on the kids' votes and comments.





YA Honorable Mentions


Rise

By: Rebecca Laxton



A SWEET PROMPOSAL

By: Kari Ann Gonzalez



Premonition

By Owen Christie

Elenora Hastings was a Piece of Gum

By: W.O. Hemsath



ONE WAY TICKET

Lindsey Hobson


CONTAINED NO MORE

By: Brooke Thomas



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MG Honorable Mentions


A Plague on all our Houses

By Melanie Adkins



Showdown at the Chicken Coop

By J.A. Tovmassian



SNUGGLE TIME

By: Rebecca DeRosa



VIDEO GAME GLITCHES

By: Valerie Jauregui



FRESH OUT OF WORMS

By: Adam Thomas



THE GALACTIC ICE CREAM STAND

By: Thekla Richter


DISAPPEARING ACT

By: Emily Durant



Field Day

By Stephanie Henson



One Good Friend

By: Lexi Donahue



HECATE'S CURSE

By: Marcia Berneger



PRINTLESS

By: Davina Bennett



THE HOLLOW SLEEPS

By: Faith Rivens



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PB Honorable Mentions:


Cats do NOT belong in School

By: Andi Chitty



The Funniest book of all time

By: Sue Lancaster



GORDON AND HIS GLASSES

By: Tiffany Kirtley



Trixie Finds a Friend

By Linda Elliott Long



Achoo

By Erin Johnson



Whole Can of Worms

BY: Charlotte Dixon



Dumpster Dive Surprise

Ashley Sierra



Better in the Wild~Animals of India

By: Shuba Mohan



The Bottom Book

By: Jess Freeman



Curtis E. Flush

By: Jennie Heydt



There’s a Booger

By Beth Janes



No Bath for Me

By Shirley V. Ting



Bookworm and Robin

By: Suzy Leopold



The Biggest Baboon

By: Hazel Gardner


Steve, Tie Your Shoes!

By: Vanessa Ireson



COME OUT!

By: Kathleen Latlip



NEWMAN NOODLE

By: Abby Wooldridge



DO UNICORNS TAKE SHOWERS? And other unicorn questions answered

By: Gina Coffin Smith



CAUTION: THERE’S BOOGERS IN THIS BOOK! (NO THERE’S SNOT!)

By: Laura A. De La Cruz



Rock, Paper, Scissors, Toot

By: Alicia Meyers



The Loch Mess Monsters

By Elizabeth Muster



Noise Annoys

By Kell Andrews



MY DOG EATS POO

BY: Amy Hublou


THE TRUE STORY OF A STOWAWAY CAT

By: Ann Malaspina



Quiet as a Butterfly Fart

By Lauri C. Meyers



Babies Vs. Plants

By Daniele Arndt



Snacks Gone Wild

By Chris Garcia-Halenar



There’s a Seagull Living in my Garden

By Anjalee Burrows



Delicious Donut

By Laura Heath



The Dust Bunnies

By: Chayala Nachum



BANANAPANTS

By: Aimee Satterlee



Poke the Bear

By: Monica Freeman



Vultures Eat Everything

By Vashti Verbowski



Just for Tonight

By: Rachel Ralph



WHOOO!!! That was a list! But seriously SO amazing! I can't tell you how much fun I've had with this, and I am SO grateful to each and every one of you for entering. Please remember that your writing is worthy. It's AMAZING. I was truly blown away by your work. I can't wait to see these stories on my shelf.


I have badges available for Finalists, Honorable Mentions, and Participants! Click the corresponding button below to download!












Now... join me in the comments in congratulating the finalists and honorable mention entries. The WINNERS will be announced on (or close to depending on our judges) March 16th. And again, you are ALL amazing. Thank you so much for making our inaugural year a smashing success.




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 writing books that help kids see they can do anything they set their minds to. Kailei's debut middle grade book, KID MADE will be coming to you from Feiwel and Friends/Macmillan Summer 2023


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33 comentários


Gayle Krause
Gayle Krause
10 de mar. de 2022

Congratulations to everyone who participated. This announcement made my day. So grateful to Kailei for some writing fun! 😁

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Sorry I missed this contest, but it sounds so wonderful! Next year. And I’ve changed my query letters per the great advice in the webinar. Thank you so much, Kailei.

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Rachel Ralph
Rachel Ralph
02 de mar. de 2022

Congrats all! This was a wonderful time!!!!

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Congratulations everyone!! This was such a fun event! Thank you Kailei and all the Kid Judges!

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Jessie Freeman
Jessie Freeman
01 de mar. de 2022

Congratulations everyone! This was so much fun, thank you to everyone who participated and to Kailei for making it all happen!

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truly my pleasure!

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