Children First: A Writing Contest

Unique contest that addresses a much ignored space!

the duckbill blog

Parag (a Tata Trust initiative), Vidya Sagar School, Chennai and Duckbill Books are delighted to announce a contest for authors who would like to write stories featuring children with disabilities.

Children with physical or emotional challenges or with learning difficulties feature in very few books for children in India. And when they do, they are not always portrayed with sensitivity. It is important that writers and illustrators recognise that these children are children first. They can be mischievous, stubborn, playful, happy, needy … just like any other children.

We need more stories for and about these children, written and illustrated with sensitivity and empathy. We therefore welcome manuscripts that feature children with special needs.

Submission guidelines:

Authors can submit manuscripts for any of these formats:

Picture books (for ages 3 to 6; between 250 and 1000 words)
Please send text only. The visuals may be described briefly, in order…

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