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Dana Plautz, Mrs. P Enterprises 3rd Annual Kids’ Be-a-Famous Writer Contest Opens for Entries

Sakura of America joins Powell’s Books as official sponsor of popular contest. Other companies to provide a host of prizes to entrants., the popular, award winning kids’ entertainment site, announced that Sakura of America joins Powell’s Books as a sponsor of its 3rd annual “Be A Famous Writer Contest.” The contest will be open for entries beginning September 1 through October 15, 2011.

“Mrs. P’s philosophy is all about sparking the imagination in children”, said Kathy Kinney, who before Mrs. P was best known as Mimi on “The Drew Carey Show.” “Sakura’s advocacy of individual self-expression makes them a perfect new sponsor of Mrs. P’s writing contest.”

Entries will be judged this year by: Bonny Becker best-selling author of the Bear and Mouse picture books, including “A Visitor for Bear” winner of the E.B. White Read Aloud Award; David L. Ulin book critic of the Los Angeles Times and author, most recently, of "The Lost Art of Reading: Why Books Matter in a Distracted Time"; and Renèe Watson author, educator and poet, her book “What Momma Left Me" debuted as the New Voice for 2010 in middle grade fiction by The Independent Children's Booksellers Association.

Two grand-prize winners will have their stories read by Mrs. P (sitcom star Kathy Kinney) in videos featuring original illustrations and produced by a Hollywood production team. The videos will be posted for viewing by a global audience at the website. Each winner will also receive a bound copy of the illustrated story, as well as prize packs filled with goodies from Powell’s Book, and Sakura of America.

This year Mrs. P has also teamed up with “Penelope the Purple Pirate” author Melissa Northway, and popular story time audio app company Tales2GO, to provide some incentives for entrants to get their stories submitted.

“We also don’t want to forget the important role teachers play in our writing contest”, said Kinney, “we have teamed up with Westcott, known for their excellence in classroom products, to provide supplies to classrooms and also one lucky school will win a one-year subscription to Tales2Go, our new teacher page has all the details.

Stories submitted for the contest may cover any topic, fiction or nonfiction, and should be between 250 and 1,000 words. To find out more details go to the contest website

About Mrs. P Enterprises, LLC.

Mrs. P Enterprises, LLC, was founded in 2008 by Hollywood team Clay Graham, Kathy Kinney and Dana Plautz. After having built successful careers in television and New Media, the three creators of were brought together by a love of reading and a desire to help spark that same passion in young people everywhere. The company endeavors to expose young people to great books and stories through a celebrity storyteller and to spark their imaginations and creativity with on-line games and writing contests. Its production offices are located in Portland, Oregon and Los Angeles, California.