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Young Authors


Young Authors Manuscripts

It’s time to begin planning your Young Author’s manuscript. These will be due January 26. All students in grades Kindergarten through 4th grade are encouraged to participate. Listed below are the guidelines:

Students may receive adult help in the following areas:


Proofreading Typing Binding

The following should originate with the Young Author: - Idea and composition of the story, poem or play.

- Idea and execution of the illustrations. - Manuscripts should be in book form with a cover and pages securely attached.


- Books authored and/or illustrated by more than two children will not be accepted. - Dictation books may be typed or handwritten by adults, but must be in the student’s own language.

- Length is to be determined by the author. - Computer generated illustrations are acceptable. - Students may include an “About the Author” page at the end of the book. - All books must contain a MANUSCRIPT IDENTIFICATION CARD (AVAILABLE FROM TEACHER) glued on the inside cover of the book. These will come from your teacher.