you love a good story? Do you have one to tell? Want
to submit it for us to consider publishing? Our goal
is to make Every Kid a Winner™ a powerful
and helpful tool for those involved with children. So
remember that our features and articles are always geared
to contribute to that end.
fact that a child did or said something cute is not
justification for publication. Otherwise, our own grandkids,
nieces, nephews, etc. would fill every page! Each
article must have a family or child-related core
message that enlightens,
amuses, or touches our hearts—and we hope, all
a need for such stories—your stories. Families
have changed. We seldom live in multi-generational homes
where Grandma can, on a regular basis, pass down her
wisdom/stories/values to the grandchildren. Parents
are busy—busy with demands for their time from
jobs, church and social activities, civic organizations
and their homes. Yet, we hunger for companionship, mentorship,
and wise counsel. That’s why “How to”
books are in such demand. And that’s why this
Every Kid a Winner™ Web site and the Ezine are
so important. Because we care, we all want help with
our every day questions and concerns related to family
of the best ways to find that help is to listen to others
who have “been there.” On these pages we
want to give YOU a chance to be a mentor, inspiration,
or friend with words of wisdom for the rest of us.
goal is to make this web site as exciting, helpful,
and interactive as possible. So, if you have a message
or story to tell, we’d like to hear from you.
This isn’t, however,
a paid writer’s site. We don’t charge for
subscriptions to our site and Ezine, so we can’t
and don’t pay a fee for articles used. What
we do is offer you a chance for your voice to be heard,
your story to be told, and for you to share your ideas
writer’s guidelines are quite simple: In relatively
few words, tell us a story that gives us an insight,
touches our hearts, makes us laugh, sing, or wipe a
tear. If the content fits a topic or theme that we’re
developing, the odds are good we’ll be using your
material as space becomes available. Be aware that
it may be edited for style and space.
NO vulgar or foul language will be used even if “integral
to the context of the story.”
Send submissions to this e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Paste each submission within the text of the e-mail
or directly beneath your name when you sign off.
We will NOT open attachments or “forwards.”
All submissions should be 400-1000 words long. (Content
may be edited for brevity and style.)
NO sexually explicit content will be considered.
Your name will be used along with a general geographical
location, i.e. Jane Doe, Atlanta, Georgia.
You will not be paid for any part of any submission.
Your story remains your story. You may feel free
to post it to other sites as you see fit or to submit
it for publication to other venues.
DIARY is a whimsical imaginary look
into the mind of a baby or toddler. Would you like to
write a page for baby? (Those little tykes keep getting
ballpoint ink on their bibs!) Your submission should
be clear and concise. Make sure that it will be clear
to the reader as to what the “baby” is saying--without
notes or explanation. In some instances we may blend
your contribution with material from other writers in
view of the fact that several may submit similar or
overlapping material. If this happens, each contributor
will be acknowledged, but without note as to which writer
submitted which lines.
BABIES REMEMBER BIRTH? is for sharing
actual conversations between you and
your 2 to 5 year old regarding their birth experience.
We’d love to hear from you if your youngster is
able to “fill you in” on his or her memories!
Click to see the instructions on the “Do
Babies Remember Birth?” page of this website.
STORY WORTH SHARING
is your opportunity to tell us a true story about your
family. It may be funny, touching, insightful. We ask
that it be an anecdotal telling of a real happening
in your life, or the life of someone in your family.
TIPS FOR BIG PEOPLE is a way you can
pass on helpful hints and bits of wisdom to others.
How have you achieved positive results with your children?
What has worked for your family? What traditions connect
your family inter-generationally? Do you have a bed-time
routine that is especially effective? How have you dealt
with sibling rivalry. How did you teach your child(ren)
to pray? What would you do differently? This is your
opportunity to “toot your own horn” or,
perhaps, to tell about things your parents did right.
Note: Be sure to make copies of your material as articles
will not be returned.
not for publication, we’d love your feedback about:
1. Articles or features you have enjoyed or found helpful
(please be specific as what and why); 2. Our books and
products; 3. Ways to improve our site or Ezine; 4. Questions
or topics you’d like addressed in the future.
You may click here to send an Email
with the information.
committed to continuing our work with families and organizations
to strengthen the lives of children through offering
help and assistance to parents, grandparents and other
“big people” who care. Your input will help
make that happen. We look forward to hearing from you.
Happy writing! –Philip Dale Smith & Lisa Kay