CANVAS is pleased to announce that Kate Osias has won our 2010 Storywriting for Young Readers Competition for her story, "Apolinario and the Name Trader."
Here's part of what Kelly Sonnack, agent for the US-based Andrea Brown Literary Agency had to say about it:
"I really enjoyed this manuscript. It has a traditional, classic feel that I like, while also feeling new and fresh – a good blend for today’s picture book market. It’s playful and capitalizes on something I think kids think about – how a different name might make you feel."
The other finalists, in no particular order, were:
Agay Llanera for "The Jealous Moon"
Rowald Almazar for "Annie Wants a Cookie"
Becky Bravo for "Marvelous Mouse and the Missing Cheese"
Angela Mapa for "Props"
Thanks again to everyone who participated in this competition.
Our next annual Romeo Forbes Children's Story Writing Competition opens on the first week of January 2011. We hope you will all join again!