Thursday, February 28, 2013

Tumblehome Learning

According to their website: “Tumblehome Learning has opened submissions for children’s and YA adventure books, mystery books, and biographies that center around science themes.  Submissions should be based around real science and be appropriate for somewhere between ages 7 and 17.  We accept manuscripts 25,000 to 70,000 words in length, but no simultaneous submissions.

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And on a totally unrelated note, I ran my first half marathon this past Sunday. It was a learning experience. I learned that I am old. And slow.  

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Kane Miller

According to their website: “We are committed to expanding our picture book, chapter book, and middle-grade fiction lists. We’re interested in great stories with engaging characters in all genres (mystery, fantasy, adventure, historical, etc.), especially those with particularly American subjects.” 

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Monday, February 18, 2013

Mathew Price

According to their website: "Mathew Price Limited is proud to welcome you to its publishing venture, which brings his pioneering books - popular for many years in the UK and available in the United States through Knopf, Scholastic, and Harcourt - to America with the launch of Price's own U.S.-based house.

And yes, there is only one "t" in Mathew.

Friday, February 15, 2013

All About Kids Publishing

According to their website: “All About Kids Publishing is an independent children’s book publisher based in the San Francisco Bay area. We strive to set the standard in children’s picture and chapter book publishing by creating innovative books of the highest quality, with beautiful artwork for children of all ages.”

Pants On Fire Press

According to their website, Pants On Fire Press publishes: “popular genre fiction and select nonfiction children's books, picture books and young adult books for children and discerning adults... Titles we publish will tell timeless and engaging stories that delight and inspire.”

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Please hold...

... whilst I boogie.

Happy news to report - a popular children's magazine decided to hold one of my poems for possible publication. While other authors may not think this is a big deal, I'm all, like, JAZZ HANDS! 

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Scarletta Press

According to their website: "While we seek to publish new voices missing from the literary world, we also want to make sure your manuscript will fit our genre community... Our Junior Readers and Kids imprints focus on literature and picture books with educational twists, exciting illustrations, and engaging plots."

Their reading period runs from November 1 through March 1, so chop, chop people. 

Monday, February 11, 2013

Peter Pauper Press

New York publisher Peter Pauper Press (pause for a sec, how cute is that name?) is expanding into the picture book market in 2014. According to Publisher's Weekly, the company "publishes approximately 100 books and ancillary products annually, including gift books, humor books, compact references, travel guides, journals, and stationery. The house has also established a presence in the children’s market with its various lines of activity books."

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Friday, February 8, 2013

Get Your Paronomasia On

Green Gecko Publishing is hosting a "Punny Writing" contest. The catch? You actually have to write puns. I'm struggling with that part (I can however pick all the M&Ms out of a bag of trail mix in like, two seconds, so I got that going for me.). But if you have tons of puns in your writing repertoire check out this link for more info:

Don't forget to ink-clude a cover letter.

Monday, February 4, 2013

New NF Imprint - Red Shed

According to online resources: "Egmont UK is the latest children's publisher to launch a new imprint, Red Shed, publishing non-fiction titles for readers from three to teenage.

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Saturday, February 2, 2013

Aw Shucks...

My little blog got a great big review on the Dani Duck website. Seriously, it's very long and very detailed and VERY fabulous. I had no idea until I noticed a rather large number of Canadian visitors on my stat counter. I traced them back to the review, available here: 

So, thank you. And also, how cool is that? And again, thank you! I'm working on a "for-reals" author website and this gives me hope that someone (other than my mother) will read it.