The National Children's Book of the Year Award Contest is open to anyone who is interested in being a published children's book author. Last year, we received more than 1,000 entries in the contest and saw some really great manuscripts! If you would like more information about the National Book Award Contest, call the NAESP Foundation at 800-386-2377 or download an entry form here.
Note: Please do not send in original manuscripts. Due to the large volume of entries, manuscripts cannot be returned.
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What principals, teachers, parents, and retired educators have to say:
"Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this contest! I've been wanting to get published for years!"
S. Martin, Brooklyn, NY
"I have some stories that I use in my classes, so it would be a great opportunity to share them."
E. Franco, VA
"I was a teacher for 22 years. I am so happy to have this chance to get published."
R. Capraro, Lexington, KY
"Wow! What a great contest! I have a series of manuscripts to send in. You'll love them!"
S. Friedman, Boston, MA
"This is going to be a fun summer project!"
K. Taylor, Biloxi, MS