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Lekha’s Young Authors Contest

Get Published!

Enter Lekha’s Writing Contest

Open to all writers in grades 1-12 writing stories, poems, or plays in any style. This no-fee contest will be judged in five grade ranges: 1-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12.

Young Authors Writing Contest


Winners will be published in a special print Lekha anthology
and on the Lekha online magazine, “Young Wordsmiths.”


Send submissions to

Deadline: Sunday, November, 30 at 12 midnight PST

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“The Price of Being Ashley Rich” Book Release Party

Lekha Publishers is proud to announce the publishing of Aashka Pandya‘s first novel, “The Price of Being Ashley Rich.” Join us is celebrating this talented, young writer.

Save the Date:

Sunday, September 14th
11:00am – 1:00pm


Milan Indian Cuisine
420 South Main Street
Milpitas, CA 95035
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  • A meet-and-greet with the author
  • Readings from Aashka’s current book and her next release
  • A presentation about the publishing process for “The Price of Being Ashley Rich.”
  • A book signing

Appetizers will be served.

RSVP now to save your space.

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Lekha is Recruiting Interns for Summer 2014

Lekha Internships

Lekha Writing Center teaches youth to write creatively, using non-traditional methods, fun activities, and an encouraging environment to help students overcome writer’s block. We will be holding summer camps from June to August all over the Bay Area (24 locations total) and are looking for several high-school age volunteers and college-age interns to assist our staff at our camps and in our office this summer.

We will provide community service hours for the high-school volunteers and a choice of either $10.15/hour or college credit for college students. Lunch and any work-related travel expenses will be reimbursed for both volunteers and interns.

Classroom Aides: Assist teachers with summer camp classroom activities, supervising recess and lunch, and setup, lesson prep, and cleanup for camps.

Publishing House Interns: Assist publishing house staff with typing, editing, and formatting books for print. Graphic design projects may also be available during the summer for any interns who are artistically inclined.

Administrative Interns: Assist with office duties such as answering phones, walk-in customer service, scheduling and making appointments, running errands, etc.

Web Publishing Interns: Assist our webmaster with updating company blog and other online publishing tasks. Prior experience using WordPress a plus.

Please send your resume, your availability, the area in which you would prefer to work (i.e., East Bay, South Bay, Peninsula, etc.), the position you are most interested in, and a 1-2 paragraph cover letter about yourself and why you are interested in joining our team this summer to

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Invest in a Lekha Franchise!

The Lekha Way—A truly innovative way to teach children how to write and think creatively and critically.

Lekha Writing Center Franchises

Available Now!

Lekha is actively recruiting franchise partners who are passionate about writing, creativity, and education and can replicate the Lekha model in their own communities. New Lekha franchises can start by being operated in Parks and Recreation Centers, local schools, Education franchise opportunity franchisee’s homes, or other small spaces. Once established the franchisee can open a freestanding Lekha location.

The Lekha franchise model is easily duplicated with a low initial investment and low overhead. Franchise partners will be provided with our time-tested curriculum and tools for success to help them implement classes, camps, and workshops for children and teens. We are ready to share our expertise with our franchise partners so they too can share their love of writing with the students.

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This Saturday: Take Flight for Kids. Join Us!

On Saturday, October 19, Take Flight for Kids takes place 9:00am – 5:00pm at Reid Hillview Airport, San Jose. Free!

Join Lekha Ink at this fun, family event!

Admission is free when you sign up online!

At Lekha’s booth, we are hosting a writing contest with valuable prizes for young people in grades 2 – 12. We’re also offering a 10% discount on writing classes to those who sign up at the event.

Festival events include:

  • Static aircraft displays
  • Vintage and antique cars
  • World’s fastest motorcycle “Ack Attack” on display
  • Hands-on science, art, and do-it-yourself projects
  • Demos from 200+ non-profit organizations and vendors
  • Free “Young Eagle’s” flights for youth 8-17
  • Live entertainment all day

Remember to sign up for free admission.

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Kirkus Reviews The Dragon Carousel

Excerpts from The Kirkus Review of The Dragon Carousel:

“Written and illustrated by an 11-year-old girl, this children’s book tells the wonderful tale of a little girl in San Francisco who must attend a new school and leave old friends behind.

Motherless Lily Chen lives in San Francisco near the wharf, and her father operates the Dragon Carousel in Golden Gate Park. When her father’s work schedule changes, it necessitates Lily attending a new school, Oakpark Elementary, and leaving her old friends behind. Feeling isolated and alone, she’s having a hard time adjusting […] It’ll be easy for most children to relate to Lily’s dilemma. Her background, the description of the Dragon Carousel, the problems encountered in the new school and the denouement are all beautifully detailed, resulting in a magical, powerful message for young readers. In addition to the recently drawn new cover, the charming original cover and interior pages are also included. The artwork displays the author’s natural talent and terrific eye for detail, like cracks in a bowl or the springs of a mattress. An especially enchanting illustration depicts Lily standing with a lunch tray surrounded by three new girls, each dressed with delicious details, including platform shoes and sunglasses dangling from a handbag.

A true treasure from a very young author.”

Kirkus Review

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You’re Invited to The Sassy Divas Book Release Party

Come Join the Fun!

Let’s Celebrate Yalda Alexandra’s First Book, “The Sassy Divas”

Saturday, April 27th  2:00pm – 4:00pm

Join us for a sassy afternoon:

  • Meet and greet “The Sassy Divas” author, Yalda Alexandra Saii
  • Enjoy complimentary sweets, snacks and beverages
  • Receive a surprise gift!

Faz Restaurant 
1108 N. Mathilda Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94089
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RSVP required by April 19th.

Guests are welcome; please include them in your RSVP. This is a family-friendly event.

Dress to impress. Wear your sassy best!
Order your copy today.
Have it signed at the party!