Archive for September, 2015

Lunar Eclipse, Sunday night

There will be a lunar eclipse this Sunday night. Because it is safe to observe this with the naked eye, I hope that some of you will be able to have children watch this eclipse with you. What a fascinating night that could be for a child.

Here is an excellent web page:   http://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/lunar/2015-september-28

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Rhyme Zone

I couldn’t write poetry without Rhyme Zone.

http://www.rhymezone.com/

A Breanne 1 KIDS BLOG

JacketFlap

JacketFlap is another good source for children’s writers.

http://www.jacketflap.com/

Are you on Facebook?

There are many children’s writer’s groups. Ask to join and I’m sure you’ll be accepted. I’ve learned a lot in the groups and made new friends, even met a few of them in person. I think Facebook is an excellent source for writers.

Getting out of the slush pile

We all want out of the slush pile, and it took me years to do so. Here’s a good article from the excellent Write for Kids website.

How to Rise from the Slush Pile When Submitting to Publishers

Publisher’s Catalogs

Many publishers will send printed catalogs of their books for the year. These are free and most will be sent by regular mail if you request. It’s a good way to see the kind of material the publisher concentrates on and what they are interested in printing. I’ve also found that once I have requested a catalog, often publishers will continue to send the catalogs in future years, without another request.

Also, many are now on Facebook; another good source of material.

Write for Kids

A website presented by Children’s Book Insider. Full of information.

http://writeforkids.org/