2013 NZ Shortstory Homeschool Year Book

Exciting news from Kylie Gordon:

Hi everyone! My name is Kylie Gordon. I’ve been homeschooling for 14 years now. I have always thought it was such a pity that NZ’s hardworking and talented little authors and illustrators don’t always receive the recognition that they deserve.  I’m talking about our own homeschooled kids of course. So I thought I would attempt to compile a 2013 NZ Shortstory Homeschool Year Book. I imagine if there is enough interest I could even see if there are some established New Zealand authors who would lend their time and expertise to judge the stories by age group and choose one as a winner for best written and interesting short story. My vision is to publish short stories and poems written in 2013 of up to 500 words, with an illustration if your little one wants to add one, for 5 to 17 year olds who homeschool here in NZ. The deadline would be 1 November 2013 so that, hopefully,  I could sell them by Christmas to . This is a bit of an experiment because the only other similar project that I’ve taken on is my high school yearbook, a long, long time ago. But I fully understand how important it is to our children to receive some feedback and recognition when they send their work away to strangers, so I will send out regular emails to all who submit stories with their email addresses to keep you up to date with progress. If I receive little or no interest, then perhaps we could try again in 2014 because I know how busy homeschooling is and us mums don’t always have the time to post or scan and email stories and pictures!  I don’t mind if entries are handwritten or typed, it’s up to the author, but I do ask that all spelling and  grammar are corrected because I won’t have time to edit. Also, I won’t publish anything that other families would object their young children to reading, for example blood and guts, demons, witches etc., etc., so let’s keep it wholesome and fun for everyone! Please forward this email to any homeschooling groups who you think may be interested because there isn’t a lot of time, and if you have any questions, then I’d be happy to answer any via email nzshortstorybook@outlook.com. I have attached a simple flyer NZ Homeschool Short stories and poems 2013 if anyone would like to print it off for their group. Please send your entries to this email address nzshortstorybook@outlook.com, preferably scanned or attached as a Word file or you are welcome to post it to: Kylie Gordon, 82 Purvis Road, RD 8, Whangarei, 0178.


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Coming Events: https://hef.org.nz/2013/some-coming-events-for-home-education-during-2013-2/