Friday, September 27, 2013

All Classics Books

According to their website: "We are interested in fine writing of most genres. For 2012 we are most interested in the following: (YADA YADA) Children’s Literature, Young Adult Fiction, (OTHER STUFF)..."

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Cupola Press

According to their website: "Our mission is to produce unique books that inspire readers to seek truth and celebrate life."

Monday, September 23, 2013

On the Verge Contest

I am wary of many things - spiders, vegetables, writing contests that require a high entry fee and post your work on public websites. But you don't get much more legit than the SCBWI and they run some wonderful contests. Here is one that's happening now for "writers or illustrators who are from an ethnic and/or cultural background that is traditionally under-represented in children’s literature in America"

The Deadline is November 15, 2013

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Two Contests, One Deadline

Lee & Low is hosting a New Voices contest that is open to writers of color who are residents of the US and who have not previously had a children's book published. Click here for details:

The Florida chapter of the SCBWI is also having a contest for the following categories: Non fiction, PB, and MG/YA. You can only submit ONE entry so choose wisely my little dears. And for more information, visit or click here:

The deadline for both contests is SEPTEMBER 30, 2013. So chop, chop.

Child's Play

According to their website: "Our programme is extremely diverse; although in the main it is focused on the under fives. We publish a large number of board books for babies and toddlers. Board books are generally 12 pages and reflect experiences relevant to the age group. They have very few words. Many of our books contain an element of interaction, lift-up flaps, pop-ups, dials etc. When this interaction is tactile it is always an integral part of the story. Picture books are highly illustrated; generally they are 32 pages with a maximum of 1,500 words of text."

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Milk + Bookies

A little birdie just told me about Milk + Bookies, an organization that helps people - children in particular- organize "book-rasiers" for needy kids. They provide the tools, resources and instruction for setting up a Milk + Bookie parties where children select, inscribe and donate books to the less fortunate.

So easy that even I, Captain Super Lazy Weekend Pants, could do it. 

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Auryn Inc.

According to their website: "Auryn is a premiere digital publisher focused on creating award-winning interactive children’s stories for the iPad and other tablet devices. We collaborate with authors, illustrators and publishers to turn their stories into educational, engaging and entertaining experiences."
Click on the "Contact" link for submission information

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Workman Publishing

According to their website: "Thank you for your interest in Workman Publishing. We are an independent publishing company that publishes adult and children's books as well as calendars. We look for strong writing, an original approach, and intelligence in concept and execution. We do not publish fiction, poetry, memoir, or narrative non-fiction.."

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Short Kid Stories

According to their website: "If any you would like your work showcased on the site when it is launched, we’d be delighted to evaluate any children’s author submissions. In return, accepted authors will have a profile page with bio and links to any other material they wish to promote. This will ultimately result in significant author exposure to tens of thousands of unique visitors per month visiting the site from all over the world.As a special thank you, all authors who submit work,  will receive this complimentary eBook series on how to create, illustrate, format and upload a children’s picture book onto Amazon Kindle."

Little Bahalia Publishing

According to their website: "Little Bahalia publishes children’s literary fiction and nonfiction in a variety of media, with a focus on iPad apps... We look for strong writing, and contemporary artwork that works well when animated."

Monday, September 16, 2013

Eggplant Literary / Spellbound

According to their website: "Spellbound is a children’s fantasy e-zine for 8-12 year olds. Each issue will be published in EPub format, and available from, B& and other online vendors."

PS How pretty is this cover? So pretty.

StarWalk Kids Media

According to their website: "StarWalk Kids Media is a leading provider of high quality, engaging eBooks for Schools, Libraries, Families, and Caregivers."

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Accent Press

Though they are closed for submissions right now, but I included them because (1) they will open shortly and (2) they call themselves "feisty." They accept Young Adult.

Do Life Right

According to their website: "Do Life Right, Inc. is accepting manuscript submissions for publication. We have published children’s chapter books and YA books about realistic homeschoolers in all settings."

Abidan Books

According to their website: "We are only accepting submissions of finished manuscripts for children’s books that include illustrations and adult Bible study guides."

Brilliant Publications

According to their website: "In addition to publishing books for teachers, we also publish reading books to support and encourage reluctant readers – children aged 7–11 who have already grasped the basics of reading, but are reluctant to practise their reading and so get better."

Note: NO PICTURE BOOKS. (Awwwww...)

Black Rose Writing

Remember when I used to post links to smaller publishers? Yea. Let's do more of that. Here is Black Rose Writing. They publish all genres of fiction - including children's books.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Staying Busy

As posted before, I have a real, official, swear-it's-true, book deal. But that sort of thing takes awhile to come to fruition so - no problem - I've been keeping up with magazine submissions. Which led to this:

Which is AWESOME!! I can see my name in print! (Just as good as "in lights" if you ask me). Thank you Turtle Magazine. I heart you.

Blogger Jail

I belong in blogger jail. The charge? Failure to post anything, even a really boring post about, say, navel lint, for months. The sentence? Catching up - big time. So brace yourself writer-bees, and let the posts flow! (Okay, that might be setting the bar kinda high - but I will try to be better)