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"I came here

because when you

realize you want

to spend the rest

of your life writing

books, you want

#SunWriteFun

to start as soon

as possible."

            -Harry Burns

   When Harry

Met Sally

"Life moves pretty

fast. Researching

and writing 

Kidlit NF and

Info Fic moves

pretty slow. You

don't stop and

look around every

summer, and enter #SunWriteFun,

you could miss it." 

   

-Ferris Bueller

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KIDLIT NONFICTION / INFO FI. CONTEST

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1980's

POP-CULTURE

 

RULES / REQUIREMENTS 

      WHAT YOU SUBMIT:

        A 200 word NF or INFO FIC

      complete story ONLY (title,

back matter, art notes not included)​.

Hey, RAD WRITERS!

             Do you have a mind for #kidlit and a body of work for publishing?

Yes? Well then, put on your leg warmers, spray those bangs sky-high,

              and channel your inner Punky Brewster. Why?

       #SunWriteFun 

is back...and this summer, we're getting

         TOTALLY TUBULAR!

Have you guessed it yet?!

This year's theme is...

 1980's

 POP-CULTURE

     YOU MUST...

1. Make at least 1 major aspect of the story NF or Info Fic.

2. Choose a topic that relates to this year's totally tubular theme. (Note: art notes, back matter, extra details won't satisfy the req's.)

3. Write something that is appropriate for ages 4-12.

4. Respectfully comment on 2 other entries posted below.

5. Earn at least 5 SUMMER FUN POINTS (see chart below)                      

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4 WAYS TO WIN...

GNARLY GRAND PRIZES

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

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CABBAGE PATCH CRITIQUES

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

 

ZZ-TOP ZOOMS

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

 

​BODACIOUS BOOKS

Earn at least 5 SUMMER FUN POINTS and adhere to ALL rules.

Entries will be AUTOMATICALLY  DQ'ED if they contain..

  • Discriminatory language against any race, religion, ethnicity, or is profane.

  • A topic that is inappropriate for children.

  • A topic that deals with international or domestic politics.

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YO! CHECK OUT LIKE THIS 

MOST TRIUMPHANT

INFORMATION...

How to earn

SUMMER FUN POINTS:

  • Follow donors/judges

  • Give shout-outs to fav pb's 

  • Cheer on fellow RAD WRITER entries

  • Help to highlight charity READER to READER's noble cause 

      (free books for underserved school libraries).

  • Post pics of your big hair from the 80's (LOL)

  

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Big Hair!

"Fluff and fold, buddy.

Soon as I make it really big in kidlit nonfiction or info fic, I'm going fluff and fold."

                            Kirby Kegger

                           St. Elmo's Fire

KIDLIT NONFICTION / INFO FIC. CONTEST

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SIGN UP FOR:

-Karen's blog (this site) &

-Maria's blog

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WHAT'S YOUR FAV NF PB?

Tell us in a tweet, IG, or Post. Include:

-#SunWriteFun

-1 other established writing community hashtag 

-IF TWEETING, include:

  • Karen's name

  • Jenny's & Maria's Twitter handles

-IF INSTAGRAMMING: use all 4 hosts' IG handles

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FOLLOW KAREN, JENNY, & MARIA ON EITHER IG, POST, OR TWITTER:

IG/POST: @karenmgreenwald 

POST: @jbuchet

IG: @mariamarshall

 

TWITTER

@Yangmommy

@MariaMarshall

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TWEET, INSTAGRAM, OR POST RE THIS CONTEST! Include:

-At least 1 other established writing community hashtag

-Our logo

-Our contest link

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

 

-IF TWEETING, include:

  • Karen's name

  • Jenny's & Maria's Twitter handles

-IF INSTAGRAMMING: use all three hosts' IG handles

(Hey, we've gotta track your points!)

You can do this 3x's on both Twitter and IG

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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

JENNY BUCHET

MARIA MARSHALL

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TAG 3 KIDLIT'ERS ON TWITTER, OR INSTAGRAM 

Include in your tweet:

-#SunWriteFun

-1 other established writing community hashtag

-Our #SunWriteFun LOGO  

-Our contest link

-IF TWEETING, include:

  • Karen's name

  • Jenny's & Maria's Twitter handles

-IF INSTAGRAMMING: use all three hosts' IG handles

You can do this 

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POST A PIC OF YOUR FAV 80'S MOVIE OR POST YOUR FAV 80'S MOVIE QUOTE ON IG, TWITTER, OR BLUESKY 

 

(You can do this 1X)

Include in your post:

-#SunWriteFun

-1 other established writing community hashtag

-Our #SunWriteFun LOGO  

-Our contest link

-IF TWEETING, include:

  • Karen's name

  • Jenny's & Maria's Twitter handles

-IF INSTAGRAMMING: use all three hosts' IG handles

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TAG 5 KIDLIT'ERS ON

TWITTER/POST/ INSTAGRAM.

Include:

-#SunWriteFun

-At least 1 other established writing community hashtag

-Our logo

-Our contest link

-@ReaderToReader

-IF TWEETING, include:

  • Karen's name

  • Jenny's & Maria's Twitter handles

IF POSTING, include both Jenny & Karen's Post names

-IF INSTAGRAMMING: use all hosts' IG handles

You can do this 3x's

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FOLLOW 5 DONORS ON TWITTER/ POST/ INSTAGRAM

Then, give them a shout out on whatever site you choose to follow them on. Your post MUST include: 

-#SunWriteFun

-Our logo

-Our contest link

-At least 1 other established writing community hashtag 

-@ReaderToReader

-IF TWEETING, include:

  • Karen's name

  • Jenny's & Maria's Twitter handles

IF POSTING, include both Karen & Jenny's handles

-IF INSTAGRAMMING: use all hosts' IG handles

 

You can do this 3x's

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DONATE 1 PB DIRECTLY TO READER TO READER.

Then, tweet and IG 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

 

-IF TWEETING, include:

  • Karen's name

  • Jenny's & Maria's Twitter handles

 

IF POSTING, include both Jenny & Karen's handles

-IF INSTAGRAMMING:: use all hosts' IG handles

You can earn this 3x's

PLEASE NOTE: Snapshot of receipt required. DM it Maria 

on Twitter.

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POST A PIC OF YOU FROM THE 80'S ON IG, TWITTER, OR BLUESKY (THE BIGGER THE HAIR THE BETTER!) 

(You can do this 1X)

Include in your post:

-#SunWriteFun

-1 other established writing community hashtag

-Our #SunWriteFun LOGO  

-Our contest link

-IF TWEETING, include:

  • Karen's name

  • Jenny's & Maria's Twitter handles

-IF INSTAGRAMMING: use all three hosts' IG handles 

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TAG 10 KIDLIT'ERS ON

TWITTER, POST, INSTAGRAM.

Include:

-#SunWriteFun

-At least 1 other established writing community hashtag

-Our logo

-Our contest link

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

-IF TWEETING, include:

  • Karen's name

  • Jenny's & Maria's Twitter handles

IF POSTING, include both Karen & Jenny's names

-IF INSTAGRAMMING: use all hosts' IG handles

You can do this 3x's

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FOLLOW 10 DONORS ON TWITTER, POST OR INSTAGRAM.

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)

-IF TWEETING, include:

  • Karen's name

  • Jenny's & Maria's Twitter handles

IF POSTING, include Jenny & Karen's handles

-IF INSTAGRAMMING: use all hosts' IG handles

You can do this 2x's

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DONATE 2 NEW PB'S 

Then, tell us 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

-IF TWEETING, include:

  • Karen's name

  • Jenny's & Maria's Twitter handles

IF POSTING, use Karen & Jenny's handles

-IF INSTAGRAMMING: use all hosts' IG handles

You can earn this 2x's

PLEASE NOTE: Snapshot of receipt required. DM it to

Maria on Twitter.

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POST YOUR FAV CHILDREN'S BOOK FROM THE 80'S WITH A QUOTE FROM IT AND A PIC OF THE COVER ON IG, TWITTER, OR BLUESKY 

(You can do this 1X)

Include in your post:

-#SunWriteFun

-1 other established writing community hashtag

-Our #SunWriteFun LOGO  

-Our contest link

-IF TWEETING, include:

  • Karen's name

  • Jenny's & Maria's Twitter handles

-IF INSTAGRAMMING: use all three hosts' IG handles

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1. RIGHT CLICK ON LOGO TO THE RIGHT.

2. CHOOSE "SAVE" 

3. OPEN NEW TWEET, INSTAGRAM,

    &/OR BLUESKY & ADD IT.

4. TWEET, INSTAGRAM, & BLUESKY IT!

    (BE SURE TO ADD THE RIGHT

      SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES!)

(Note: if you need to, open it in Canva or as a photo png/jpg and resave to post)

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BOOKING IT FORWARD!

To wax "1980's speak"...

 

NO DUH-of course we're creating another opportunity

to give back...because

READING IS FUNDALENTAL

          (but having access to        

    new books should be, too)!    

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Reader to Reader, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to expanding literacy and learning opportunities for the nation's most chronically underserved and vulnerable communities, including inner-city schools, Native American reservations, and poor rural towns.

#SunWriteFun is proud to announce that we are again partnering with

READER TO READER, an incredible charity focused on "global literacy in action."

This non-profit enjoys broad support across the kidlit publishing community,

from publishers to authors you know and admire!

After a highly successful book drive in March (160 new picture books donated!),

it was time to spread some sunlight and book love to another community. 

With great excitement, we are also pleased to share that READER TO READER

has asked this year's  RAD WRITERS (and supporters) to help fill the shelves of the

Nooksack Tribal Library

with brand new picture books. What a beautiful way to celebrate books! 

Click HERE to learn about the NOOKSACK TRIBE.

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