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Win An iPad In MeeGenius Children’s Book Contest

Children’s book publisher MeeGenius is running a contest for authors and illustrators. Make a children’s eBook for a chance to win an iPad.

From the MeeGenius website: “Are you an aspiring children’s book illustrator and author? MeeGenius wants to hear from you! In honor of National Literacy Month, MeeGenius is looking for the most creative and fun new children’s book to hit our site! Join the MeeGenius children’s book contest and have your book published on our website and via our app!”

The book must be targeted at the 3-8 year old market, include illustrations and include a minimum of 10 pages of text with no more than 500 characters per page.  Submissions are due on October 31st at 5PM ET. The winner will be announced in January 2011. To submit, follow this link.

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