Get your party-hat-shaped writing caps on! It’s one week till the party! That’s right! On November 20, we’ll open the official entry form so you can submit your amazing stories.
As a reminder, here are the Birthday! Birthday! contest guidelines: https://motherhoodblockparty.net/birthday-birthday/
- Story for kids up through age 12
- 100 words or fewer
- Include one word from Gennie’s list and one word from Amy’s list (see below)
- Submit to the contest form after it opens at 12:01 a.m. EST Saturday, November 20, 2021 and before it closes at 11:59 p.m. EST Sunday, November 21, 2021
- Have fun! This is a birthday party, after all!
We can’t wait to read the awesome stories you write, inspired by the birthday girls’ favorite things. So without further birthday-related ado . . .
Remember, choose at least one word from Gennie’s list and at least one word from Amy’s list and include those two words in your story.
Wow! We have some incredibly generous donations! We hope you’re excited about the awesome prizes you can win.
- $25 e-gift card to Multicultural Books [US only]
- $25 e-gift card to Bel and Bunna’s Books children’s bookstore
- $25 e-gift card to Bookbug children’s bookstore
- Your own copy of Cold Turkey (releasing on our birthday: 11/23!) by Corey Rosen Schwartz, Kirsti Call, and Chad Otis [US only]
- Double-critique (of a picture book manuscript up to 800 words) from Gennie and Amy
- PB critique by Sara Kruger
- PB critique (rhyming or non-rhyming) by Kellie Tune
- Pencil amigurumi from Kim-Hoa Ung [US only]
- $50 gift card for The Writing Barn
- Custom book tote donated by Gennie
All named winners will receive a 2021 Birthday! Birthday! winner badge to proudly display for all the world to see.
All that’s left now to do is . . .
22 thoughts on “Birthday! Birthday! Prompts and Prizes!”
Oh wow, what a fantastic competition and prizes. I can’t wait to take part. ❤️
Thanks, Stacey! I’m so glad you’re going to participate!
I’m really digging the “pick mix” of prompts! That’s fun & different.
That’s awesome to hear!!
So fun! 🤩
Hope you join us!
So fun! 🤩
Thanks! Hope you join us!
Can’t wait to participate. Thanks, Amy and Gennie! The wheels are turning…
Yay! Thanks, Becky!!
How fun! I will sleep 😴 on these words and hope to wake up with fabulous ideas!
I hope you get wonderful inspiration!!
Question- can we use more than one word from each list?
Absolutely! Use as many as you want!
Yes! Ironically, it’s my birthday week too, and I’d love to participate!
Yay! Happy birthday to you too!!
Happy Birthday! Just knocked out story during my prep. Can’t wait to enter. Thanks to both of you and the prize donors!
Thanks, Brian! Congrats on you getting your story written during your prep! No small feat! Thanks for participating and for celebrating with us!
Happy Birthday! The word prompts are fun. I’m looking forward to participating. Thanks for the writing challenge and great prizes!
Happy ,happy Birthday!!! Getting my keyboard going!! Thanks for this challenge! 🙂
Happy Birthday to you both! What a fun celebration!