I’m a stickler for anything that gets people to pick up their pens (or pencils) and write, so that’s why I’m excited about a contest targeted at aspiring children’s book authors. To help commemorate National Literacy Month, MeeGenius!, a new reading app for iPhone/iPad users, is inviting authors everywhere to submit their unpublished children’s stories for review from now until 5 p.m. EST on October 31, 2010. Entries will be judged by three celebrated novelists–Laura Dave, Jane Green and Allison Winn Scotch–along with MeeGenius execs. Ten finalists will be chosen in November and will have their stories posted on MeeGenius.com. Four runners up will receive an e-book publishing contract and iPod Touch. The grand prize winner will earn an e-book publishing contract, along with an iPad. The winners will be announced next January. Official rules and regulations can be found on the MeeGenius site.