The June #FourOn400 Kidlit Writing Contest is Now Open!

Q: What is Four on 400? 

A monthly contest that provides ONE LUCKY MG or YA WRITER with feedback on their opening 400 WORDS! As part of our ongoing mission to support writers, we’ll give a MG or YA writer feedback on their work from four of The Winged Pen’s contributors.

Q: Sounds exciting! How do I enter?

To enter, simply comment at the bottom of this post! At 4pm (EST) on the 5th of June, 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 400 WORDS. On the fourteenth of the month, the winner’s words, along with the title and genre of the work, will be posted to our blog with feedback from four of our members. Still have questions? See our Four on 400 page for additional details.

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Want a chance to win an extra entry? Go to our Facebook page and find our post about the June Four on 400 contest. Then like and/or share our post. While you’re there, like our Facebook page if you haven’t already!

Remember, the contest window is only open until 4pm EST on June 5th, so don’t wait––enter now! Good Luck!

 May The Fourth be with you…


24 thoughts on “The June #FourOn400 Kidlit Writing Contest is Now Open!

  1. What a fun contest! I’m new and late to the social media game so I never realized what great opportunities were available to writers online beyond the obvious 🙂

  2. Thank you, Winged Pen! I’m always excited when the 4th rolls around, along with the chance for some excellent and helpful feedback 🙂

  3. Thank you! What a great opportunity this is! I’m always excited when this comes around. I look forward to reading the entries and the feedback that’s given. It’s a wonderful way for everyone to learn! 🙂

  4. Love opportunities for feedback. Know some writing peeps who’ve been picked and loved the experience.

  5. Thank you for this chance – I would definitely like to enter your contest for feedback on my first 400 words. I am ready!

  6. Thank you Winged Pen, this is a great way to make sure my opening actually reflects my voice, character, and plot. Fingers crossed.

  7. Hi gang!

    A novice, this is my very first foray into fiction writing for children, well of any kind. And I can’t wait to get started. Thanks Winged Pen, for this wonderful opportunity!

  8. Thanks everyone for entering! The contest is now closed. We will email the winner shortly. And if you don’t win this time, there’s always next month!

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