Essay Contest

Celebrating Universal Poetry Month

Inner Child Press is awarding $10,000.00 of Poetry Scholarship
along with our previous Publishing Awards this brings our Grand Total to over $18,000.00 for the year of 2013

from the desk of  . . . Janet P. Caldwell, COO


Inner Child Press, myself and the World would like to take this opportunity to thank each of you for having the courage to dare to dream that you can be Published. This has been a great effort, and we at Inner Child Press will continue to strive for excellence in representing your work. Sadly, many did not read or follow the instructions as set forth pertaining submissions and we had to eliminate them.


Going forward, please be mindful of all guidelines and that will make the journey that much more rewarding for us all.


On a final note, should you be selected to be published, please do take your time to make sure that your work is Edited for Spelling, Grammar and Clarity. We would like to believe that you will be submitting the best of the best of you. The world needs your clear voices.


Janet P. Caldwell, COO


Inner Child Press

Inner Child

Please Read Carefully

Manuscript Submission Deadlines
Chapbook Awards : September 1st, 2013

Top 10 Finalist : October 1st, 2013
Top 10

Hulya Yilmaz

Stuart Marshall

Rodica Hapeci

James Peach McClory

Raja Williams

Lisa D. McCraw

LauraLee Sweet


Elizabeth McVeigh       

 Theresa Peters 

Submissions must be sent to

Submissions that DO NOT COMPLY to instructions will be discarded. You may be notified or you may not. The work load is heavy so your cooperation and concise compliance is of utmost importance.

Sample Cover for General Awardees
Final Awardee Covers will be Custom Designed

Manuscript Templates
6 by 9 Manuscript 6 by 9 Manuscript
Size : 23.5 Kb
Type : dot
6 by 9 Template Open 6 by 9 Template Open
Size : 7.905 Kb
Type : ott
Submit to

Essay Contest : Everyone is a Winner

Inner Child Enterprises, ltd. and Inner Child Press has decided to award all the entrants the Gift of being Published. We commend you all for your entries and are happy to welcome you into the Inner Child Family. We are looking forward to sharing your words with the world.

Top 5 Entrants will receive Special Instructions : Stay Tuned

Please READ Carefully

Submission Guidelines for Awardees : General


Link to Web Site or Blog

Contact Info

Mailing Address

Picture of Author

Author Bio




Your Book is to be 50 Pages of Poetry

30 Poems no more than 2 pages long

Must be in 1 Document (Manuscript)

Single Spaced

Titles MUST BE Underlined

Font :12 PT Times Roman

Page Size : 6 by 9

Margins : 1 inch

Formats We Accept :

Word Doc, Open Office, RTF, WPS

Package Includes :

ISBN Registration

Book Design and Format

Cover Design (Standard see sample)

Book Title will be : My First Poetry Book ~ by (Author’s Name) See Sample Cover

Perfect Bound Printed Book

2 Free Copies of Book

Inner Child Press Author’s Web Page

Inner Child Press will supply ISBN

If you wish a Library of Congress Registration you must supply it or we can do so for a Fee of $50.00

 Submit to :

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