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Reading books for children

I am going to start going to the library at least once a week, sit and read the newest children’s books, check out a few, and immerse myself again in this endeavor. Everyday I am going to write something – a poem, outline a new book, and write. It’s easy to put off, but important to do.


The Cricket Group

Here is the link for submissions to the Cricket Group of magazines. This is the only place they accept submissions.

On Writing


In 2015, due to my husband’s health, I had to give up writing for almost two years to care for him. He is doing well and now I’m able to return to my writing, which I have greatly missed. So when an author’s copy of a magazine arrived today, I’m taking it as a good sign.

Evelyn Christensen Market Tidbits

This wonderful woman gives writers the best information for free. I highly recommend all her information. Here are her November, 2016 tidbits.

Markets that are closed

Many print and online magazines have closed. This is not good news for us writers, but important to know.

Here is Evelyn Christensen’s list of closed markets:

Chronicle Books

I have never been published by Chronicle, and I realize that my picture book poetry manuscript might be a long shot, but I also know that if I don’t submit to new publishers, I’ll never stand a chance of being accepted by them. Here is the information for writers from their website. At least this is one publisher still interested in unsolicited manuscripts. Note that submissions for children’s books must be by regular mail.

Keep writing, every day, even when you don’t have time.

From the web:

Chronicle Books publishes an eclectic mixture of traditional and innovative children’s books. We are looking for projects that have a unique bent—be it in subject matter, writing style, or illustrative technique—and that will lend our list a distinctive flair. We are interested in fiction and nonfiction books for children of all ages as well as board books, decks, activity kits, and other unusual or “novelty” formats.

Books for younger children may be submitted in their entirety without querying first. Projects for older children should be submitted by query letter, synopsis, and three sample chapters.

• Do not include a self addressed, stamped envelope.
• Chronicle does not accept submissions or queries by fax, via e-mail, or on disk.
• Chronicle will not respond to an unsolicited submission unless interested in publishing it.

If we are interested in your submission, you can expect to hear from us within six months after we receive your submission.

Chronicle Children’s receives more than 1,000 submissions every month. For this reason, we do not track receipt of submissions. If you would like confirmation that your materials have been received, please include a self-addressed, stamped postcard with your submission. This postcard will be returned to you before your submission is evaluated, as proof that your submission was received.

If your proposal is a simultaneous submission, please indicate this in your cover letter. When submitting artwork, either as a part of a project or as samples for review, do not send original art. Anything from photocopies to tear sheets will do. And please, always keep a copy of your project; we are not responsible for any submitted materials, including dummies, prototypes, slides, etc.

Please send submissions to:
Chronicle Books; Children’s
680 Second Street
San Francisco, California 94107


August House Publishing Company

The information below came from  The website is a wonderful resource and it is free.


August House Publishing Company

Award-winning storytelling and folklore books and spoken word CDs. Titles for literacy use, language development, and diversity education. World folktale collections a specialty. Imprints include August House LittleFolk, an award-winning picture book line, and August House Audio, a line of storytelling audios from many cultures. Also a strong line of scary story titles for young readers. 240 titles in print.

Specifically interested in books with these subjects or themes: folklore, folktales

Main Address:     3500 Piedmont Road, NE Suite 310 Atlanta GA 30305 USA Phone: 501-372-5450
Fax: 501-372-5579