Once upon a time…

Once upon a time…

Saint Louis Crisis Nursery hosts Tell A Fairy Tale Day writing challenge

ST. LOUIS, MO—Tell A Fairy Tale Day is Tuesday, Feb. 26. Although there is no congressional record or presidential proclamation to mark this holiday as a national observance, Saint Louis Crisis Nursery and art and literature lovers across the land recognize the importance of stimulating creativity and the desire to dream in every little girl and boy.

Beginning today through Wednesday, Feb. 20, Crisis Nursery is hosting a special "Once upon a time" short story writing challenge in observance of Tell A Fairy Tale Day. Entrants are encouraged to create imaginative, mythical, magical and inspirational fairy tales to be shared with children at the agency’s five Nurseries on Feb. 26. All fairy tales that adhere to the submission guidelines will be used.

1. Fairy tales must start with “Once upon a time…” and have HAPPY ENDINGS!
2. Entries must be original, unpublished works of the entrant.
3. Stories should be 500 words or fewer. (Profanity is not acceptable.)
4. Stories should appeal to children in one of the following age groups: Birth to 1 year; 1 to 3 years; 4 to 6 years; and 7 to 12 years.
5. Submit all entries to val@crisisnurserykids.org by 5 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013.

All entries are voluntary. Authors will not be compensated; however, works may be shared in future Crisis Nursery publications and promotional efforts. For more information or a submission form, visit www.crisisnurserykids.org or call 314.292.5770.


Saint Louis Crisis Nursery is committed to preventing child abuse and neglect by offering real help and real hope to families in crisis. The Crisis Nursery is an independent, not-for-profit agency providing short-term, safe havens to more than 7,000 children a year, birth through age 12, whose families are faced with an emergency or crisis. The Crisis Nursery provides care 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at five sites, serving families throughout the greater St. Louis, St. Charles, Southern Illinois and surrounding regions. Since 1986, the Crisis Nursery has cared for more than 77,000 children, and provided support and counseling to more than 94,000 families. For details, call (314) 292-5770 or visit www.crisisnurserykids.org. For the Saint Louis Crisis Nursery 24-hour helpline, call (314) 768-3201. For the Saint Charles Crisis Nursery 24-hour helpline, call (636) 947-0600.

Submission Guidelines
Submission Form

Source: Crisi Nursery News


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