For Immediate Release
Dana Plautz, Mrs. P Enterprises
MrsP.com Announces Celebrity Judges and Sponsor for Upcoming “Be a Famous Writer Contest”
www.MrsP.com, the critically acclaimed, free children’s entertainment website, announced today the line-up of judges and the sponsor of its upcoming “Mrs. P’s Be a Famous Writer Contest”. The website, which recently won the American Library Association’s Best Site for Children distinction, will be launching its first writing contest on September 1, 2009. All children 13 years of age and younger may enter.
Four top professionals in the writing field will be selecting the grand prize winners for Mrs. P’s writing contest: Dave Barry, Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist and author of dozens of bestselling books of both fiction and non-fiction; Andre Bormanis, writer and producer of the popular fantasy series, Legend of the Seeker and author of Star Trek: Science Logs; Craig Ferguson, host of the CBS Late Late Show, noted screenwriter and author of the acclaimed novel, Between the Bridge and the River; and Diana Leszczynski, author of the novel, Fern Verdant and the Silver Rose, a comic adventure recently selected as a Smithsonian Notable Children’s Book and currently being developed as a motion picture.
“One of Mrs. P’s goals is to encourage kids to use their imaginations. Hosting a national writing contest and giving kids the chance for their stories to be read by the best and most famous writers around seemed like the perfect way to do this,” said MrsP.com co-creator Clay Graham, who was head writer and an executive producer of “The Drew Carey Show.”
Powell’s Books (www.Powells.com), the largest independent bookseller in the world, will be the official sponsor of the writing contest. Gift certificates to purchase books will be provided to all the winners. The Grand Prize winners’ will have their stories produced as videos with Mrs. P reading them aloud from her Magic Library. Original illustrations by professional artists will help bring the stories to life. The videos will be posted for a limited time on the web site (www.MrsP.com) for viewers all over the world to watch and enjoy. In addition, each winner will receive an actual bound copy of the story and illustrations as a keepsake to treasure for years to come.
MrsP.com was developed to promote a lifetime love of reading and help spark young imaginations. The writing contest official rules and regulations can be found at www.MrsP.com beginning September 1, 2009.