And now for the kidlit community's grooviest contest...Kidlit Vibes 2023!
The challenge: Spin the "wheel of feels" and use the vibe given as a prompt for creating a kidlit story (12 years of age and younger), all in 125 words or less. The contest is open to both unagented and agented creators alike, and the entries are judged anonymously.
Contest dates are May 12-14th, so there's still time to spin and create your own story. You can find more details at the link here and all the great prizes can be found here.
Last year I landed on "longing," which was a great (and prize winning!) inspiration. This year I spun "cozy," which happens to be one of my favorite feelings. I hope you like this little taste of a kidlit cozy mystery.
Thank you for reading! Let me know your thoughts in the comments - did you get a cozy vibe? Do you want to curl up with a cup of cocoa and a plate of cookies and find out whodunnit?
p.s. Feel free to leave a link to your own entry, as I'd love to read yours, too. Good luck!
The Pie Spy