The supported self-publishing and book marketing company is about to wrap up its campaign to encourage children’s storywriters to share their work.

ReadersMagnet announced the judges for the 2020 Children’s Story Writing Competition. A panel of three judges – two published authors and a brand and marketing executive – will determine the winner from the 10 finalists selected. The winner will be announced on April 30, 2020 at 3:00 pm, EST and receive a children’s book publishing package worth $2,000.

The Children’s Story Writing Competition aims at encouraging children’s storywriters to share their works with the community and find the right target audience for their narrative. But why a competition on writing children’s books?

ReadersMagnet explained in their criteria for judging, “We are looking for stories that stir our imagination and make us believe in the power of storytelling. Children have imaginative and inventive minds and the stories we tell them should be up to the task.

“Great stories live forever if they carry life values. We are looking for narrative that will become classics because of the lessons they tell.”

The company is thrilled with the panel of judges who share a passion for good stories and the art of storytelling. The three judges are active professionals in their respective fields and very much involved in the book industry for many years in different capacities. Collectively, they will decide the winner based on content (60%), writing style (20%), and readers’ impact (20%).

The judging panel:

Eleanor Gaccetta, the author of the memoir One Caregiver’s Journey. Her book has received positive reviews from readers and a 2019 Summer Pinnacle Award in the memoir category from the National Association of Book Entrepreneurs (NABE) and made the rounds at different book events, such as the BookExpo New Title Showcase, Miami Book Fair, Frankfurt Book Fair, Beijing International Book Fair, and Sharjah International Book Fair. The author, who is a former public servant, has guested on the nationally syndicated radio programs This Week in America, hosted by Ric Bratton, and People of Distinction, hosted by Al Cole. Visit her website at

Gabriella Eva Nagy, an independent animator and author of multiple illustrated children’s books, such as Enchanted Rainbows, The Island of the Sun, and Moonlight Dance. She hopes to reflect Christian values through her works. She took part in different book events, such as the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books and Miami Book Fair. Check out her website at

Jaylord Alarde, Head of Brand and Marketing at ReadersMagnet. Alarde is responsible for leading a team of passionate digital marketing professionals who initiate creative and data-driven campaigns to promote the ReadersMagnet brand. Prior to joining ReadersMagnet in 2016, Alarde worked with several imprints and had always been a voracious reader thus cultivating his dedication to self-publishing and the literary world as a whole. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts and Commerce from the University of San Jose-Recoletos.

The Children’s Story Writing Competition is one of ReadersMagnet’s new initiatives to help promising writers fulfill their dreams of becoming published authors. Check out the company’s website at or its affiliate website for opportunities such as this.