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EDITOR'S DESK

  1. WELCOME:  ONCE UPON A…

For many of us, some of our fondest memories begin with these three little words. This month, we take an in-depth look at writing for children and making memories for them… MORE >>

     
  2. WOW! TALKS WITH TRACY GRAND OF JACKETFLAP

If you’re a children’s book writer or illustrator, you’re probably already a member of the popular social networking site JacketFlap. Find out more from CEO Tracy Grand as we chat… MORE >>

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  3. SUMMER 2007 CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

Remember those carefree summers of childhood? Even if you don’t, these flash fiction contest winners will help you bring back the memories! A big thank you goes out to our guest judge, literary agent Jennifer DeChiara for handpicking these fabulous entries… MORE >>

     
  4. CREATING FOR CHILDREN:  BREAKING INTO A COMPETITIVE MARKET

Considered trying your hand at writing for children but don't know where to start? Well, look no further. Carol Parenzan Smalley takes us from board books to Young Adult and shares… MORE >>

     
  5. THE YA VOICE:  DO YOU HEAR IT?

One of the hardest things to "get" is the voice of the characters we write about. Making them sound authentic to our readers is so very important. Here are some tips from Susan Sundwall on "capturing" that YA voice… MORE >>

     
  6. SPOTLIGHT ON SHARON CREECH AND THE CASTLE CORONA

Meet Newbery award-winning author Sharon Creech, a champion in the children’s literary circle. Get to know her background to success and dive into her writing tips and advice. Read about her latest book, The Castle Corona… MORE >>

     
  7. DEBBI MICHIKO FLORENCE IS GOING PLACES

Debbi has called many places home, including Mexico and China, and had her start in writing as a travel writer. Her forthcoming book, China: A Kaleidoscope Kids Book, is the first in a series of destinations… MORE >>


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  8. 20 QUESTIONS:  HIGHLIGHTS FOR CHILDREN

One of the most respected children's publications and one of the most sought after notches on a writer's resume has to be Highlights for Children. Learn from Coordinating Editor Kim Griswell… MORE >>

     
  9. FREELANCER'S CORNER:  NOT SO YOUNG

Seems like kids are growing up faster and faster these days. Things we did at 15 or 16 are considered normal for children of much younger ages. This is just one of the things we need to consider when targeting young readers… MORE >>

     
  10. FUNDS 4 WRITERS:  WRITING IN TANDEM WITH A CHILD

Have you ever considered writing in tandem with your child? C. Hope Clark shares unique markets that you and your child can benefit from—both with literary rewards and the reward of closeness… MORE >>

     
  11. HOW 2:  WRITE FOR TEENS

Got an idea for a Young Adult novel but just not sure where to start? Author Marina Kuperman shares helpful techniques for getting that first draft down on paper… MORE >>

     
  12. INSPIRATION:  CHICKEN SOUP, CHYNNA AND CHILDREN

Not long ago we proudly announced our Contributing Editor had an essay published in the latest Chicken Soup book, Children with Special Needs. Get to know our "Chynna" and her special blessing… MORE >>

     
  13. MARKETS:  CHILDREN’S TO TEENS’ MARKETS

Sometimes it’s difficult to choose the right markets. Here we offer a range of ages to meet your needs. Look through this list for several magazine markets that need your writing… MORE >>

     
  14. MUST HAVES:  USEFUL SITES FOR CHILDREN’S WRITERS

We highlight several valuable websites for writers’ assistance, information, craft tips, markets, and camaraderie. Dive in to see which helps you the most for your current writing needs… MORE >>

     
  15. REVIEW:  THE INSTITUTE OF CHILDREN’S LITERATURE

Although everyone is born with the talent to become published, no one is born with industry knowledge and insider market information. The Institute of Children’s Literature offers a course that guides writers along the straight path to publishing… MORE >>

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