Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, since the net proceeds from the sale of all winning books are now donated to the winning author’s charity of choice.

No.  We would love to open the contest to young budding authors world-wide, but our legal folks restrict us to all Canadian provinces for the time being.  All stories must be submitted in English only.

Unfortunately, we do not since our judging panels are English speaking only, we can only accept stories written in English language.

The contest is open to students in grades 4 through 8, age 8 to 14

No, we want your parents or guardians to be aware of your submission.  By law, we must have the contact information of an 18+ years old.  All submissions must be submitted via our online form so we are able to collect this information as part of the submission process and documentation provided. 

Yes. We encourage teachers and parents to help the kids edit their stories.

Submissions are accepted for consideration if they are typed and submitted electronically in DOC format.

Stories can be written for audiences of all ages. It’s entirely up to the submitting author.

Sure – we would love to receive the author’s artwork to accompany their story.  However, it isn’t mandatory.  We also accept stories without any illustrations.

Yes, poetry is accepted provided the author writes and submits a collection of a minimum of 10 poems for consideration. This way, the poems can be compiled into its own book of poetry. You can see an example of a published poetry here.

We recommend a minimum of 500 words and a maximum of 6,500 words.

No, we only consider submissions by single authors.

We would love to have you participate again. But you must submit a new entry / story for consideration.

You can purchase all the books at Apple iBookstore, Amazon, Google Play and Overdrive.

Proceeds from book sales on Amazon, Google Play, Apple Books, and Overdrive are donated to the winner’s charity of choice.

Ripple Digital Publishing, at no cost to the winner.

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