Bernalillo County looking for writers for next BernCo Bernie book

BernCo Bernie

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Bernco Bernie needs a little help with her second book. The County is looking for authors to write the next book in its Bernco Bernie children’s book series. The book is set to be published next summer.

If you’re chosen you could win a $1,000 cash prize. Bernie is the mascot for Bernalillo County.

The qualifications for interested writers are:

  • writer must be over the age of 18
  • writer must be a New Mexico resident
  • prior experience writing a children’s book is preferred
  • writer may be a published or non-published author

The county created her as a fun way to get the word out about Bernalillo County and try to attract visitors.

If you are interested in writing, send your submission to provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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