Do you belong? It’s important that writers for children check out this organization, the leading one for writers like us. Editors like to know we belong too. Every year they update their publishing guide, one of the best there is.


It has been too long

Over a year since I last posted. Family concerns took me away from my writing, but I am called to write and so am back again and, hopefully, this time to stay. As always, I will try to bring my followers of this blog up to date with news about writing for children. I know I’ll be back in the “slush pile” as my former editors have left their posts and other magazines have closed. But I also know that if I work at it, I will once again be back in children’s books and magazines. It does take work, no doubt about it.

A big change in recent years is that we now submit a lot more online. Many publishers no longer accept manuscripts the “old way.”

Here is the link for submitting to the “bugs” or the Cricket Group.

If you have any special requests on information for writing for children, please email me at

I also continue to be active in photography. This photo was just published in the Arizona Highways online magazine, in the issue on the Grand Canyon, and I shot this picture at the North Rim. Often my photos have appeared in children’s magazines, and I will post more about how to do that in the coming days.








Good Tips for Writers

And I know I have to read more. I get so busy I forget to just sit and read.

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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:

Rhyme Zone

I couldn’t write poetry without Rhyme Zone.

A Breanne 1 KIDS BLOG


JacketFlap is another good source for children’s writers.

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.