kids 17 years of age and younger are welcome to send
in their original short stories to be published on our site.
All entries should be written in English with correct
spelling and grammar. The short story (maximum 500 words) must
be original. Entries that contain bad language, sex,
violence, or death will not be accepted. Submissions
in all caps will not be accepted. The form must be filled
out completely for short stories to be accepted.
submitted are for posting on KidsBookshelf only. Submissions
that follow our guidelines will be posted the first
week of the following month. For example, short stories submitted
in October will be posted the first week of November.
KidsBookshelf will not be able to offer critiques or
feedback on any submissions.
must have parental permission before submitting a short story.
are no longer able to accept submissions via postal
mail, please use the online form below. Mailed submissions
will not be posted or returned.