2 Weeks until the Catholic Kidlit Writing Contest opens! (Join the fun!)

Two weeks from today, on March 28, I’ll open up this year’s Arthur the Clumsy Altar Server-inspired Catholic Kidlit Writing contest! All the rules and instructions are coming soon, so you’ll be able to write your post ahead of time (stay tuned!).

Then, on the 28th (but not before), go ahead and post your entry in the comments section on the contest blog page (which will be posted on the 28th).

So for now, open a new document, get creative, and have fun!!

You can do it!

What exactly is this contest?


  1. Connect to other Catholic kidlit authors.
  2. Spur creativity!
  3. Get in some fun writing practice.
  4. Learn from other writers who participate.
  5. Encourage the writing of stories told from Catholic tradition/with Catholic values…for kids!
  6. and more!

How did it go last year?

In the meantime, check out last year’s contest page to see how it works and read some fabulous entries!

Want to learn more about Arthur the Clumsy Altar Server?

Read about it and pre-order here, coming Fall of 2022.

Pre-order is now available

Check back soon for the contest to officially open!

In the meantime, sign up for my email list to get important updates, and check out Susanna Leonard Hill’s fantastic just-finished Valentiney Writing Contest in the second week of February each year for more writing inspiration and community.

About Theresa Kiser

I’m Theresa Kiser, a speaker and award-winning children’s book author of the board book A Little Catholic’s Book of Liturgical Colors and the fantasy adventure series The Manakor Chronicles. I love supporting other writers through workshops, writing contests, manuscript critiques, and one-on-one coaching. On a rare moment when I’m not writing or changing diapers, I might indulge in fruity teas, dark chocolate, and a good book.Sign up for emails

Let’s nourish hope & love in young hearts…through books!

How is the writing going so far? Let me know in the comments!

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