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SET YOUR COMPASS TO

TO #SUNWRITEFUN 

From AUG 5-15th, the 2022 mission asks you to...

FIND ADVENTURE

MAKE DISCOVERIES

REACH NEW HEIGHTS

 

Each writer (aka: DISCOVERITER) will submit a complete, 200 word story 

directly incorporating 1 of the above 3 (ie: adventure, discovery, or new heights).

 

RULES / REQUIREMENTS:

1. Submit a 200 words or less complete story (this doesn't include the title)​

2. At least 1 major aspect of the story MUST be either: NF or Info Fic.

3. Only 1 entry per DISCOVERITER. 

4. All DISCOVEROTERS must respectfully comment on at least 2 other entries posted below.

  • Don'ts:

    • No art notes

    • No back matter

    • No irrelevant details in an attempt to satisfy the requirement.

    • No racist or other disrespectful language or comments on the posts of others.

    • No topics that are inappropriate for ages 4-12.

                                                                        You will be judged on:

                                                                         1.  Quality of your information,

                                                                         2.  Kid-friendliness.

                                                                         3.  Originality

                                                                         4.  SUMMER FUN POINTS

 SALUTE GROUND CONTROL  

We have a super easy, super fun, Summer Point System (see below).

  • To be considered for a GALAXY GEM GRAND PRIZE:

    •  DISCOVERITERS MUST also earn SUMMER FUN POINTS!​                                            (it's our way of thanking those who so generously donate!)

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SIGN UP FOR:

-Karen's blog (this site) &

-Aimee's website

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WHAT'S YOUR FAV NF PB?

Tell us in a tweet. Include:

-#SunWriteFun

-Karen's, Aimee's, & Jenny T's Twitter handles (see below)

-1 other established writing community hashtag 

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FOLLOW KAREN, AIMEE, & JENNY T. ON TWITTER:

@karenmgreenwald 

@AimeeBissonette

@JennyTwrites

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TWEET ABOUT THIS CONTEST! Include:

-At least 1 other established writing community hashtag

-Our logo

-Our contest link

-@ReaderToReader (Reader to Reader's Twitter handle)

-Karen's, Aimee's, & Jenny T's Twitter handles (Hey, we've gotta track your points!)

You can do this 3x's

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CLICK OUR NAMES BELOW TO FOLLOW RACE CO-SPONSORS ON GOOD READS 

(Please Note: "friending" authors on this site negatively impacts rankings)

KAREN M. GREENWALD

AIMEE BISSONETTE

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TAG 3 KIDLIT'ERS ON TWITTER. 

Include in your tweet:

-#SunWriteFun

-1 other established writing community hashtag

-Our #SunWriteFun LOGO  

-Our contest link

-Karen's, Aimee's, & Jenny T's Twitter handles

You can do this 2x's.

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TAG 5 KIDLIT'ERS ON TWITTER.

Include:

-#SunWriteFun

-At least 1 other established writing community hashtag

-Our logo

-Our contest link

-@ReaderToReader (Reader to Reader's Twitter handle)

-Karen's, Aimee's, & Jenny's Twitter handles

You can do this 3x's

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FOLLOW 5 DONORS ON TWITTER.

Then, give them a shout out! Your tweet MUST include: 

-#SunWriteFun

-Our logo

-Our contest link

-At least 1 other established writing community hashtag 

-@ReaderToReader (Reader to Reader's Twitter handle)

-Karen's, Aimee's, & Jenny T's Twitter handles

You can do this 3x's

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DONATE $3.00 (RULE OF 3!) TO READER TO READER.

Then, tweet about it. Include:

-A link to Reader to Reader's website

-@ReaderToReader

-Our logo

-Our contest link

-#SunWriteFun

-At least 1 other established writing community hashtag

-Karen's, Aimee's, & Jenny T's Twitter handles

You can earn this 3x's

PLEASE NOTE: Snapshot of receipt required. DM it to us on Twitter.

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Here's how to supercharge your journey!

SUMMER FUN POINTS!

What are they and how do you get them! The short answer is by celebrating our amazing kidlit community! From fellow participants, to judges and our galactic donors, #SunWriteFun is more than a contest--it is a superfabulous (yup, new word!) community of generous creatives. This is our way of fist-bumping each other, discovering new writers, and applauding those who support your efforts in this challenge!  

(Check the chart below for how to score.)

EARN YOUR STRIPES

GALAXY GEMS

Earn at least 30 SUMMER FUN POINTS and adhere to ALL rules above.

COLLOSSAL CRITIQUES

Earn at least 20 SUMMER FUN POINTS and adhere to all rules. 

ZEN ZOOMS

Earn at least 20 SUMMER FUN POINTS and adhere to all rules. 

BOLD BOOK S

Earn at least SUMMER FUN POINTS and adhere to all rules.

BONUS: All DISCOVERITERS will be entered in a raffle-1 (or more) lucky entrant will win a book!

                                                             

TAG 10 KIDLIT'ERS ON TWITTER.

Include:

-#SunWriteFun

-At least 1 other established writing community hashtag

-Our logo

-Our contest link

-@ReaderToReader (Reader to Reader's Twitter handle)

-Karen's, Aimee's, & Jenny T's Twitter handles

You can do this 3x's

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FOLLOW 10 DONORS ON TWITTER.

Then, give them a shout out! Your tweet MUST include: 

-#SunWriteFun

-Our logo

-Our contest link

-At least 1 other established writing community hashtag 

-@ReaderToReader (Reader to Reader's Twitter handle)

-Karen's, Aimee's, & Jenny T's Twitter handles

You can do this 2x's

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DONATE $10.00 (RULE OF 3!) TO READER TO READER.

Then, tweet about it. Include:

-A link to Reader to Reader's website

-@ReaderToReader

-Our logo

-Our contest link

-#SunWriteFun

-At least 1 other established writing community hashtag

-Karen's, Aimee's, & Jenny T's Twitter handles

You can earn this 3x's

PLEASE NOTE: Snapshot of receipt required. DM it to us on Twitter.

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1 point

5 point

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 1 PT                        3 PT                       5 PT

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INCREASE YOUR ALTITUDE

BY EARNING

SUN FUN POINTS! 

!. RIGHT CLICK ON

LOGO TO THE RIGHT

2. CHOOSE "COPY"

3. SPRINT TO TWITTER

4. OPEN NEW TWEET

 AND RIGHT CLICK.

5. CHOOSE "PASTE"

6. TWEET!

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FLY THE FRIENDLIEST SKIES!

Please stand by for an important announcement!

 

This summer, #SunWriteFun will again partner with an incredible charity focused on, "global literacy in action."

 

We all know that books take children on exciting adventures, engage them in new discoveries, and introduce them to everything from amoebas to the vast reaches of the universe (and beyond)...

 

but that is only when kids have access to books.

 

READER TO READER  enjoys broad support across the kidlit publishing community, ranging from publishers to authors (you know and admire!). 

They are overwhelmed by the support & grateful to again be part of #SunWriteFun community! 

WHAT CAN YOU TELL ME ABOUT READER TO READER?

WHY THIS CHARITY?

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Glad you asked! We'll let them unpack that info below... (visit their website HERE)

Results 

  • Over $50 mil. of books and computers donated!

  • Over 2 mil. books/computers shipped to rebuild school libraries devastated by Hurricanes Katrina/Sandy, and other disasters

  • Over $3.5 mil. of books, computers and school supplies shipped to Navajo Nation, Hopi Nation, Red Lake Lake Nation, Fort Berthold Indian Reservation, and other areas serving Native peoples.

  • Over 600 under-resourced schools across the US have received books from the Reader to Reader Book Donation Program.

  • Major initiatives in Bridgeport, Connecticut; Louisiana, rural MS, Det, MI; MA; ME; the Navajo Reservation; and Compton, CA.

  • Rural community library initiatives in MS, NM, and TX.

  • All books given free of charge, including shipping.

  • Over 1,200 students across the US participate in our Read, Think, Share mentoring program.

  • Computer labs built on the Navajo Reservation, western MA, Costa Rica, Ghana, Nicaragua, Trinidad & Tobago, Kosovo.

  • Family Literacy Programs for immigrant parents and teen mothers in Holyoke and Springfield, MS.

  • Blueprint for Success Program brings college test prep/essay writing workshops to low-income students in MS, AZ and NM.

  • We continue to supply books, computers, e-readers, and school supplies to projects serving 16 countries!

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Reader to Reader, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) public charity dedicated to bringing books, free of charge, to under-resourced school libraries and public libraries across the United States.

 

Fact: 60% of underprivileged kids don't own a single book.

A well-stocked school library is a critical resource hub and a necessity, not a luxury.

 

Who Reader to Reader serves:

The nation’s poorest communities, including inner-city schools, Native American Reservations, and poor rural towns, where the need for books is acute.

 

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Is a Core Belief and Practice

How do we donate to Reader to Reader?

If you are making more than one donation to earn Summer Fun points, please follow the

posting rules above...BUT the charity would benefit more if you donate the entire amount at once.

For ex.: if you are donating $15 or more, tweet three times but donate the full amount all at once.

 

**PLEASE NOTE: You do not need to donate in order to win a prize**

HERE IS THE LINK TO USE WHEN DONATING:

 https://www.mightycause.com/donate/Readertoreader  

How will winners be notified?

We'll post a tweet/blog winners' names once all points have been added and judges

have reviewed the entries. Running this contest takes A LOT of work.

We know you're hoping for a win--we want you to, also!

We'll announce winners as soon as possible!

How will I get in touch with the author critiquing my manuscript?

We'll facilitate an exchange of info, advising both winners & the prize donor simultaneously.

If I win, will my entry be the piece critiqued?

Isn’t it more fun if you get to choose? You decide the NF or Informational Fiction ms 

you want critiqued (up to 800 words). Winners will be ranked by our judges to determine the order

winners choose their prizes. We want to make this exciting, engaging, & beneficial for everyone involved!

Can I add my Twitter or Instagram info to my entry? 

Sure! Add it to your entry. See above, ie: We want everyone to benefit from participating in this contest!

(IMPROTANT: Instagram isn't part of our point system, but please post there, too!)

PLEASE NOTE: if you follow our blogs and your email address does not include your name

in it, please DM both of us on Twitter so you get your points! We're not mind readers (unfortunately)!

Can prize donors participate in the contest?

Yep! But they cannot judge their own work! Makes sense, right?!

How can I get more involved?

Enter! Read and comment on your fellow contestants’ entries (beyond the number required).

Feedback is a very useful tool, as long as it doesn't violate our "kid-friendly" policy!

Follow ALL the donors. Get the word out!

Still want to do more?? (We LOVE your enthusiasm!) 

Tweet one of us about joining our judging team:

 Karen G./@karenmgreenwald,

Aimee B./@AimeeBissonette,

Jenny T./@JennyTwrites

 

THIS CONCLUDES YOUR INSTRUCTIONS!

IF YOU CHOOSE TO ACCEPT, PREPARE FOR TAKEOFF!

Go forth & conquer!

Karen G, Aimee B, & Jenny T

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INSTRUCTIONS FOR POSTING ENTRIES:

  • Post your story below:

  • Click on the gray avatar image to upload your profile photo.

OR

  • Sign-in w/your Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ and the "Comments" app will input your social media pic from that network.

LET MISSION #SUNWRITEFUN22 COMMENCE!

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#Discoveriters, prepare for takeoff!

Please post your entry below...and share the love with others who post!

The window closes on August 15th at 11:59 PM EST. 

Best of luck as you #ExploreandSoar!