The 8 on Eight Submission Window is Open!

eight on eight 2Fellow writers! The 8 on Eight contest window is OPEN!

(Yes, we opened early–because we’re as excited as you are about our FIRST CONTEST!)


Q: I must have missed the announcement. What is 8 on Eight?

A monthly contest that provides one lucky kidlit writer with feedback on their opening eight lines! As part of our ongoing mission to support writers, we’ll give a PB, MG, or YA writer feedback on their work from at least 8 of The Winged Pen’s contributors.

Q: Sounds exciting! How do I enter?

To enter, simply comment at the bottom of this post! At 8pm (EST) on the first day of April, one winner will be randomly drawn from the Triwizard Cup. The winner will be notified and given 24 hours to submit his or her opening eight lines. On the eighth of the month, the winner’s eight lines, along with the title and genre of the work, will be posted to our blog with feedback from at least 8 of our members. Still have questions? See our 8 on Eight page for additional details.

Remember, the contest window is only open until 8pm on April 1st, so don’t wait––enter now!

Best of luck! (And please help spread the word!)



img_5993-e1262576912668A jack of all trades, JESSICA VITALIS worked for a private investigator, owned a modeling and talent agency, dabbled in television production and obtained her MBA at Columbia Business School before embracing her passion for middle grade literature. She now lives in Atlanta, Georgia, where she divides her time between chasing children and wrangling words. She also volunteers as a Pitch Wars mentor, with the We Need Diverse Books campaign, and eats copious amounts of chocolate. Her debut novel, NOTHING LIKE LENNON, is currently out on submission. She’s represented by Saba Sulaiman at Talcott Notch and would love to connect on Twitter or at

108 thoughts on “The 8 on Eight Submission Window is Open!

  1. Fantastic idea, and I’m keen to enter! 🙂 I’m sure there will be lots of entries but I’m hoping my name gets pulled out of the hat!

  2. Ooooh! Can I throw my name in the hat too? Thanks for the opportunity! Good luck everyone 🙂

  3. Wow! There’s a ton of people here, but I’ll try. Sounds like a fun little contest. 🙂

  4. This is awesome. The first 8 lines draw me in or out of a book. Duh, of course. That’s why you’re doing it! Great contest!

  5. We’re thrilled with all the entries! Thanks KidLit Writing SuperFriends! The 8onEight entry window is officially closed for this month. The winner has been chosen! Congrats to …. (find out soon!)

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