MINNEAPOLIS, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Do your own kids love the stories you tell? Have you dreamed of becoming an author of a children's book? This is your chance! Cheerios ® is calling all aspiring children's book authors to enter the Spoonfuls of Stories® Author Contest. Never-before-published authors are encouraged to write and submit an original story for a book for children between the ages of 2 – 8 years old (see Rules for complete details).
The Spoonfuls of Stories ® Author Contest grand prize includes $5,000 – plus the winning story could be featured in specially-marked boxes of Cheerios cereal in 2015 and be published by Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing.
In 2011, Celeste Jenkins won the Grand prize. Her story, The Lost (and found) Balloon, is now being distributed free in paperback inside Cheerios cereal boxes nationwide. The hard cover will be sold in retail through Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing in June."Winning the Spoonfuls of Stories contest was very exciting," Jenkins said from her home in Madison, Wis. "It's amazing to see my whimsical tale of a floating balloon in Cheerios cereal boxes and I can't wait to see it on store shelves next month." You can see Jenkins' book come to life on www.spoonfulsofstories.com. Previous winners of the Cheerios Spoonfuls of Stories Author Contest include:
- "Can I Just Take a Nap?" By Ron Raus
- "How Do You Hug a Porcupine?" By Laurie Isop
- "1 Zany Zoo" by Lori Degman
- "The Great Dog Wash" by Shellie Braeuner
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