For Immediate Release
Contact: Pat LaMarche
31 July 2023
Call For Submissions – Drawing and Writing
Charles Bruce Foundation Invites Youth to Create Content for New Book
Carlisle, Pennsylvania based non-profit publisher, the Charles Bruce Foundation, announced plans to publish a compilation of work written and illustrated by children. Foundation founder, Chad Bruce, explained the idea, “We’ve worked with young illustrators for nearly a decade now with our annual Coloring and Caring book that is published each fall. Based on the enormous success we had this past year with Kursid Kids – a story told by an eight-year-old, we think it’s time to branch out to a compilation book written by children as well.”
Kursid Kids, a story by Ronan Russell and published in December of 2022 by the Charles Bruce Foundation hit number two nationally for juvenile fiction in the science fiction/fantasy category. “We know kids have great stories inside them. We want to them to unlock those tales and send them into us. There is no geographical boundary and no age requirement to their submissions. And young people can send their artwork as well. So, kids, send us your poetry, your doodles, the product of your imaginations by August 1, 2024, and our team will select pieces for the book,” added board member, Chris Kapp.
“We aren’t just doing a call for submissions. We will have monthly zoom meetings available after school (the second Tuesday of each month) and on weekends (fourth Saturday of each month), the schedule will also be on the website. During those zooms, kids can talk to mentors – in both art and writing – who will help them with their projects,” explained Max Goller, board member and retired English teacher from Hamilton Southeastern School District, Hamilton County, Indiana.