July 20, 2013
CONTACT: Victoria Selvaggio, Regional Advisor
Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library (meeting in the conference room), 3512 Darrow Road, Stow, Ohio 44224 10am - 12pm
Author and writer, Joan Marie Arbogast believes writing for the magazine market is as meaningful as landing the next book contract. As a matter of fact, her first two book contracts were directly related to her having worked with two editors who work the “magazine side” as well as the “book side” of publishing companies.
With more than one hundred magazine credits, Arbogast’s stories, articles, poems, crafts, and recipes have been published in or purchased by: Highlights for Children, Highlights High Five, Highlights Hello, Cobblestone, Humpty Dumpty, Pockets, Boys’ Quest, Hopscotch for Girls, and Fun for Kidz. A former contributing editor with My Friend, The Catholic Magazine for Kids, Arbogast penned the Q&A column, Are You Bugged? as well as initiated the monthly feature, Making a Difference in Our World. Her poetry and verses have also appeared in greeting cards and two gift book anthologies titled, Wishing You Well and Dog Blessings, edited by June Cotner.
Her children’s books include:
Buildings in Disguise: Architecture That Looks Like Animals, Food, and Other Things, published by Boyds Mills Press, and recipient of an IRA award for middle grade nonfiction;
My First Communion Remembrance Book, published by Pauline Books & Media
Her activity books full of crafts, activities, recipes and more include:
The Advent-Christmas Book,
The Lent-Easter Book,
Feast Days & Holidays, all published by Pauline Books & Media and written for parents/teachers to use with children.
A member of SCBWI since 1994, Arbogast has served for years on both the Executive Board and Conference Committee of NOHSCBWI. A conference, school, and library presenter, as well as live radio show guest, Arbogast enjoys sharing the ups and downs of a writer’s journey with those newer to the challenging path. Check out her website at www.joanmariearbogast.com
Joan Arbogast will moderate the July 20, 2013 critique meeting, accepting the first twelve who respond. She is glad to critique manuscripts for both magazine and book markets including picture books (fiction, nonfiction, and concept), middle grade nonfiction, poetry, query and cover letters, and all sorts of magazine submissions. She’ll also critique Activity Book proposals, including overview and 2 sample pages.
Manuscripts (except for Activity Book proposals – see above), 4 pages max, double-spaced, 1” margins, must be submitted to email@example.com
by May 19, 2013. Critiqued manuscripts will be returned at the meet.
RSVP opens on April 19th – SCBWI members have priority until May 1st. – Space is limited to 12 people. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions can be directed to Vicki Selvaggio, Regional Advisor at email@example.com