A few years ago I wrote a story about a turtle for a competition (didn't win, obviously). My children found it recently when I was using it as a piece of scrap paper to make a shopping list. I then had to dig an old hard drive to find the whole thing for them to read and they really liked it. I had completely forgotten about it, but now I am wondering if I can submit it somewhere. The problem is, it seems to be rather long for a children's story (1500 words) and most markets I have looked at want something much shorter. Any suggestions? (I am waiting for my copy of the Writers and Artists' Yearbook for Christmas). My kids are 7 and 10, but I think more suitable for the younger one. Many thanks.