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The original anthology, "The Talisman Chronicles: A Collection of Stories Written and Illustrated by Children," is an anthology of stories written and illustrated by children. It has been requested by some kids that we create another anthology and the topic requested is superheroes.
This is the new topic for children to write about for a new anthology in 2014. I think the world needs to read more stories written by children. Don't you?
The anthology will be published in both kindle and print formats, and in both color and black and white formats.
Artwork, when sent in by children should be line drawings. If the drawings are colored-in, when the drawing is optimized for print, the same colors will be used. The cleaner the image, the easier it will be to optimize it for print.
If enough submissions come in, it would be nice to be able to divide this anthology into three: one for the 2 through 6 year olds, one for the 7 through 10 year olds and one for the 11 through 15 year olds. This can only happen if there are a minimum of 25 stories in each category though, so if you like the idea, PLEASE spread the word about this anthology.
Kids should shoot for 300 words or over, in the story section of their writing, but because these are kids writing, shorter stories will be accepted. Stories should be written as if they are a scene in their superhero's movie and should tell us something important about the superhero. Superheroes should be BRAND-NEW. No using superheroes that have already been created by someone else or telling a story that you have seen at the movies or read in comics. This superhero should be entirely the child's creation.
A list of charms will be added here later. Children are to select a charm that best represents their characters' superpower (or just one they like). I will do my best to send that charm to the child. Once they have written a story for a selected charm, they may select another one and write another story. Instead of charms, medals, certificates or something else might be sent in its place.
Before writing the story, these details about the superhero must be filled in:
Name of human alter ego, if different:
Superhero Appearance (hair, eyes, body type, etc.):
Human alter ego appearance (if he/she has an alter ego):
Brief description of how the superhero gets his/her powers (i.e. born with them, radioactive accident, mad scientist experiments on her, etc.):
Anything else important:
Story submissions need to be in Word or Open Office format, and illustrations need to be in jpeg, bmp or png format. Send to Rebecca (at) Fyfe (dot) net.
Parental release form needs to be signed, scanned and sent in (or you may contact me at the above e-mail address for a snail mail address to send it to).
Deadline: October 15th, 2014
Note: Your Kids' Creations is a division of Melusine Muse Press.