Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Current Scratch: Publishing News, Interest, Just for Fun!, Poetry

Hi folks! I wore my jacket in May in Texas. Proof positive anything is possible. Keep sending out your stories. May they bloom!

Our next Schmooze May 29, 2013

Our next Wednesday’s Schmooze is at 10 a.m. in the College Station Barnes & Noble. Our panel topic is: Schmooze: Promise and Fulfillment—novel beginnings & endings. Before the meeting, a brief critique time begins at 9:30 a.m. Writers may bring up to 5 double-spaced pages of their work-in-progress to share.

Also Mark Your Calendars

Children's Literature Book Club
Date: May 30th
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Place: The Arts Center

Book to be discussed: The Moves Make the Man by Bruce Brooks

To find out more about the book club follow this link:

Wondering what books sold like hot cakes last year (hmm, hunger...)?  Check out this article at PW.

Who is acquiring what? Check out the PW's rights report.


2013 NaPiBoWriWee is going on. The fifth annual 2013 NAPIBOWRIWEE (National Picture Book Writing Week) is a group of like minded picture book writers who attempt to write 100 picture books in 100 days. Read about it here.
View the 2013 SCBWI Crystal Kite Winners here.  These are SCBWI members choice awards.
Late bloomer? Good news for you from SCBWI.  Check out this article here. 
Do you want write by hand, old school, but still want to save a trees. There is an app for that if you own a tablet. Check out this article at Galleycat.


Out of print but if you can get your hands on a copy try to: Poem Making by Myra Cohn Livingston.  Myra was a crazy talented teacher who influenced the lives of many children's poets.

Want a witty, reader friendly guide to poetry.  Try the Ode Less Traveled by Stephen Fry. 

Want even more about poetry. Is the rhyme the thing for you?  Check out Children's Poetry at the Poetry Foundation.

The views expressed here are my own, and not necessarily those of the SCBWI.

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