Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Current Scratch: Publishing News, Interest, Just For Fun, & Something Meaningful

Howdy folks! Phew. *fans self* If you're anything like me (melts in the sun), this is the time of the year when I spend the hot hours of the afternoon indoors, writing to my heart's content. So dig out those writing and/or illustrating projects and get busy!


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:

Schmooze 6/26--"What's Your Favorite Color? and Other Questions to Ask Your Characters"  

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:


Check out the 2013 Children's Choice Book Awards.

Who's acquiring what? Publishers Weekly's Rights Report for the week of May 20th.

Read an interesting story about Barefoot Book's Brave Breakup with Amazon HERE. (Try to say that 5x quickly!)


2013 Cheerios' Spoonfuls of Stories Contest (For unpublished writers only)

This one's for the illustrators! Ever dream of submitting your fabulous artwork to the SCBWI Bulletin? Visit here to find out how.

Here's a cool call for submissions you don't see everyday, and it pays!


You must read this delightful story of Lost & Bound. It's a publishing success story you'll never forget.

Does your writing get bogged down with boring clich├ęs? If so, check out this nifty tool.


Writers Reaching Out To Others In Need

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

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