Mynd Matters is thrilled to offer two 2018 youth-focused contests to children living in Peach County (GA).

2018 Peach Publishing Contest

The 2018 Mynd Matters Peach Publishing Contest aims to encourage children in the Peach County, GA area to write and explore their creativity as well as provide opportunities to have their work professionally published. Our founder and Chief Consultant, Renita Bryant, is a Fort Valley, GA native. She began writing essays, poems, and short stories as a young child and it was always a dream to have her work published. To date, she is the author of four published books with two additional books planned to launch in 2018. She believes in giving back to her community and inspiring children to believe in the power of their dreams.

One Grand Prize Winner will receive a one-year publishing contract with Mynd Matters Publishing valued at over $6,000! The prize includes:

  • $100 Visa gift card
  • Book cover design
  • Interior layout, editing, and identifier assignments
  • Amazon listing
  • 15 free paperback print copies
  • Recognition at the Book Launch & Signing Event (tbd)
  • Feature on the Mynd Matters Publishing website and social media
  • 50% royalty on all print book profits
  • Consultation with Renita Bryant, Owner of Mynd Matters Publishing

Fifteen (15) Honorable Mentions will receive:

  • $25 Visa gift card
  • Inclusion in the 2018 Mynd Matters Anthology
  • Mention on the Mynd Matters Publishing social media
  • Recognition at the Book Launch & Signing Event (tbd)
  • 10% off publishing services from Mynd Matters Publishing

 

HOW TO ENTER

  • There is no cost to participate.
  • All entrants MUST be between the ages of 7 and 14 as of April 1, 2018, and live in Peach County (GA).
  • A legal parent or guardian must complete and sign the entry form.
  • Submissions will be accepted January 19, 2018 – April 1, 2018. All winners will be announced on or before May 4, 2018.
  • We are accepting fiction and collections of poetry (up to 10 poems) only. Submissions must be text only. No illustrations or artwork will be accepted. One work of fiction or collection of poetry per child.
  • Any questions should be directed to Contest@myndmatterspublishing.com with the subject line: 2018 Publishing Contest.

2018 Vanessa Y. Bryant Literary Scholarship 

The Vanessa Y. Bryant Literary Scholarship was established in 2018 in memory of Vanessa Yvette Bryant. Bryant, a native of Fort Valley, GA and graduate of Peach County High School, was an avid reader and talented writer that supported academic causes and instilled the importance of education into her daughters. The Vanessa Y. Bryant Literary Scholarship is funded by Mynd Matters Publishing, which is headquartered in Atlanta, GA and owned by Vanessa’s oldest daughter, Renita Bryant.

The Scholarship will be awarded to a junior or senior living in Peach County (GA) and this year’s essay topic is “Freedom.”

The scholarship recipient will receive:

  • A financial scholarship of $500
  • Inclusion in the 2018 Mynd Matters Anthology Book
  • Recognition at the Book Launch & Signing Event (tbd)
  • A spotlight on the Mynd Matters Publishing website and social media

 

HOW TO ENTER

  • There is no cost to participate.
  • All entrants MUST be juniors or seniors living in Peach County (GA) as of April 1, 2018.
  • Essays will be accepted January 24, 2018 – April 1, 2018. All winners will be announced on or before May 11, 2018.
  • Essays must be typed, in English, standard font (Times, Arial, Garamond), 12 pt, double-spaced, between 1,000 and 1,500 words. Only one submission per entrant.
  • All questions should be directed to VYBScholarship@myndmatterspublishing.com with the subject line: 2018 Vanessa Y. Bryant Scholarship Submission.