Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Read Conmigo Literary Program and Manuscript Contest!!

My nephew, Greg, is the AVP of National Marketing with Infinity Insurance in Alabama - boy, that makes me feel old!  He told me about an awesome program they have called Read Conmigo, which was designed to enrich the learning environment in bilingual households by providing parents with unique learning tools, like bilingual children's books - for FREE!  

Anyone 18 years or older, who resides in the US, can sign up to receive a free bilingual book, monthly.  Teachers who sign up will receive a set of 20 books to distribute to their students (one time only).  How great is that?!

They also host a contest which authors and illustrators may enter.   Authors may submit a picture book manuscript, in English and Spanish or just in Spanish.  Illustrators may submit illustrations alone or with picture book text.  The winners will receive $1000 and will have their stories published and distributed to families nationwide!!  Read the rules here (although it says the contest ended in Dec 2011, I have it on good authority that it is still going and is bigger and better than ever!).

Have fun reading - good luck to those who enter the contest!!