Thursday, October 22, 2009

Opportunities to Publish Stories for Children

I am writing to get some assistance in spreading the word on a new program and opportunities for children to have their stories published. As many of you know I work independently as a book coach and marketing assistant for several authors and companies, but more importantly, I have partnered with Melissa M. Williams (Iggy the Iguana) at LongTale Publishing to co-found a new program designed to help the fight against childhood illiteracy. The program is called: READ3Zero. The mission of READ3Zero is to offer people a means of making an outward stance in committing to reading 30 minutes a day with their child.

To help incorporate the cooperation within communities, READ3Zero will be funding literature to institutions and organizations where children are in need of reading material, based on contributions (purchases) made by businesses WITHIN that respective community. So, if a title-1 school, hospital or daycare were in need of literature for children, a business established within their respective community would help fund the necessary reading materials for kids in "their own backyard."

Also, to help with nourishing the creative spirits in our youth, LongTale Publishing (as part of READ3Zero) is now accepting submissions for short-stories written by kids, for kids in grades 3~8. The anthology will release next year and it will be entitled: "I Write--Short Stories for Kids, by Kids." Not only this, but some lucky child in grades 3~8 will have their artwork selected for the cover design for this first anthology.

What I am asking of you...

Help me spread the word. You can get general information here on the READ3Zero Homepage.

You can re-tweet this article, post information on your blog, post the READ3Zero logo, ask all the questions you wish and if possible, help us (where necessary) ensure we cover all the aspects of helping publish, nourish, encourage and ultimately, serve the youth in their literary and learning endeavors.

If you are using Facebook, show your initial support by joining the READ3Zero Facebook Group!

~Bobby Ozuna
LongTale Publishing, Online Marketing Manager
Literacy. Creativity. Learning.

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