Welcome to the 31st Year of
Skipping Stones: A Multicultural Literary Magazine
Our Summer 2019 issue has been released. The issue features:
• Annual Asian Celebration Haiku Contest, with over 50 haiku and nature art by students
• The 2019 Honors List of 27 Multicultural and Nature Awareness Books, and 3 teaching resources
• The 2019 Celebrate America Creative Writing Contest of the American Immigration Council
• And much more… poems, stories, and also nature photos by photographer Katsuyuki Shibata.
See sample pages from the issue under CONTENTS menu bar.
• Youth Honor Award entries are now closed. Winners will be featured in Fall issue!
• Spring 2019 issue (Vol. 31, no. 2) has been mailed to the subscribers and contributors. We have included a number of sample pages from the issue on this website. Please visit the CONTENTS tab and select Spring 2019 issues to check out sample pages of art, photos and writing from the issue.
• A select group of the 2019 Asian Celebration Haiku Contest entries will be published in our Summer 2019 issue (Vol. 31, no.3). Check out the details under the Contests tab to enter your best creations.
30th Anniversary Contest (entry date closed)! We are working on selecting the winners. The winning entries will be featured in our Autumn 2019 issue.
We invite creative writing by youth (7 to 18 year olds) on intercultural, international or multicultural understanding and/or nature & environmental themes. Essays, letters, stories, etc. should be exactly 30 words or 30 sentences, and poems should be either 30 words or 30 lines, exactly.
Please include a parental permission allowing us to publish your entry if selected, contact information, and a cover letter telling us about your age/grade, your cultural background, dreams and visions. Entries must be received by April 30th, 2019. Winners will be published in our Autumn 2019 issue, and they will also receive a certificate and 30 back issues of Skipping Stones as a prize.
Send your contest entries to: email@example.com
or snail mail to: P. O. Box 3939, Eugene, Oregon 97403 USA
The 2018 Multicultural Art Exhibit was on display at the Eugene Public Library and also at several other locations in Eugene during October and November 2018. The Spring 2019 issue will feature many of the art pieces that were on display.
2019 Skipping Stones Book Awards:
The 2019 Skipping Stones Book Awards program has been announced. We invite multicultural, international and / or nature books and teaching resources from authors, creators and/or publishers. All entries should be received for our consideration by February 28th, 2019. The winners will be announced in our Summer 2019 issue (Vol. 31, no. 3) and on the website in June 2019.
For more information about the 2019 Book Awards program, please click: 2019Publisher.Request.
For the 2019 Entry forms, please click: BookAwards form 2019
Our Autumn 2018 issue features the 2018 Youth Honor Awards— an amazing collection of multicultural art, photography and creative writing by students from around the world.
- Youth Honor Award winners have been finalized. We will also announce the winners in our Autumn 2018 issue to be released on Sept. 21st. In addition to the ten winners, we plan to publish a number of noteworthy entries in the issue. All entrants can expect to get a copy of the awards issue in end of September or early October, depending on where they live. International students should expect the issues in the second half of October.
Hearty Congratulations to the 2018 Youth Honor Award Winners: all the amazing artists and authors listed below!
• Aevah Aadya Arun, age 7, Ontario, Canada
• Montserrat Llacuna, age 10, Massachusetts, and Aliya Shetty Oza, age 9, India
• Anne Grier, age 12, Maryland, and Amithi Tadigadapa, age 13, Pennsylvania
• Kaya Dierks, age 15, California, and Tanisha Gunby, age 15, California
• Manjyot Kaur, age 16, New York. (see cover art).
• Maya Savin Miller, age 15, California, and Koluchi Odiegwu, 17, Georgia
• Clare Maleeny, age 17, New York, and Hunter Bren, 14, California
• Students of Na‘au Learning Center, Honolulu, Hawai‘i
• Artwork by Students of Teacher Hyun Sung Jung in South Korea
• Student Table Tennis Activists Foundation; founded by Albert Zhang, 17, Georgia
The Awards issue will be mailed by Sept. 21st to all the winners and the entrants as well as our subscribers.
- The 2018 Book Awards were announced on June 6th. Our Summer 2018 issue has been mailed to the subscribers and contributors this week and it features: The 2018 Asian Celebration Haiku Contest, the 2018 Skipping Stones Book Awards for Exceptional Multicultural and Nature Books and Teaching Resources, and the 2018 Celebrate America Creative Writing Contest of the American Immigration Council. It also contains children’s art, stories, poetry and other submissions by educators and adult authors. A great issue for your summer reading pleasure! Contact us if to order it.
- The reviews of 2018 winning books can be downloaded here.