Contact:  Christy Stroud


Carol Stream, Ill.—In an effort to help parents keep students engaged in reading and writing this summer, Tyndale House Publishers announces the Cool2Read Junior Author contest.

The contest is open to students between the ages of 7 and 17 (by June 30, 2013). To enter, students have creative freedom to write a story about anything in 1,000 words or less and submit it to by August 31, 2013. Content is judged based on enjoyment rather than the subject of the story. Entries will be evaluated by three judges, and prizes will be awarded for each age group category. Top winners will see their stories posted on is a partnership between Tyndale and author Sigmund Brouwer. Tyndale sponsors Brouwer to a number of qualified schools each year, where he engages the students in a lively presentation about the power of story. He encourages reluctant readers to love stories and helps them read more and learn to enjoy writing. At the end of each presentation, students have the opportunity to meet Brouwer and purchase books from the Cool2Read line.

“The entire program is just a great way for Tyndale to ensure we are raising a generation of kids who appreciate story and learn to love reading,” says Katara Patton, acquisitions director at Tyndale. “Students always enjoy Sigmund’s presentation, and teachers can get great resources to incorporate his message into classroom learning. Parents can find good stuff on, too.”

For more information on the Cool2Read Junior Author contest and to read the full rules, please visit

About Tyndale House Publishers
Tyndale House Publishers, founded in 1962, is the world’s largest privately held Christian publisher of books, Bibles, and digital media. Tyndale has published many New York Times bestsellers. The largest portion of its profit goes to the nonprofit Tyndale House Foundation, which makes grants to help meet the physical and spiritual needs of people around the world. Tyndale was founded to publish Living Letters, which later comprised part of The Living Bible, a contemporary paraphrase of the Bible that became a global publishing phenomenon. Tyndale now publishes the Holy Bible, New Living Translation (NLT), the translation of choice for millions of people.


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