Children’s Book Challenge

by Nynke Passi

First World Publishing, founded by Rodney Charles, extends a challenge to any of my students: Write a children’s book about fearlessness.

In the children’s book market it is very important to consider your audience (and especially the age range of your audience). Do you want to write for tiny children of 4, or for young teens? It makes a big difference in the vocabulary you will use, the themes you will cover, etc. So first decide upon your audience. Going to the library to check out books can be helpful to give you some idea of the level of books in the age range you are most interested in. Children’s librarians are great resources as well.

Here is the link to the website of First World Publishing:
First World

If you have a manuscript ready (either with illustrations or without, for First World also employs illustrators), send it to me. I pre-screen all submissions and pass along the best ones to Rodney, who makes the final selection. If your work is accepted for publication, First World pays for the publishing costs via its non-profit imprint. This is a special gift to all MUM students, because Rodney wants to encourage a new generation of young people to achieve their goals and shine in the world. He also wants a new generation of kids to grow up believing they have a right to be fearless and happy.

THIS OFFER IS NOT TIME-BOUND. YOU CAN SUBMIT YOUR WORK TO ME ANY TIME WHILE YOU ARE ENROLLED AS AN MUM STUDENT.

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