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Magazines & Ezines / Re: Roar Kids Magazine?
« Last post by tracy-vonder-brink on Yesterday at 07:28 PM »
They tracked me down on Twitter too. I didn't really question it until I saw your posts, so thanks for raising the question Tracy and Anita. I asked them for more details with a Twitter message, but haven't heard anything back. I might try a followup with another message or by email.

Another thing I found odd about their guidelines is that they said they’d inform the submitting writer of what rights they buy *after* a submission is accepted. Every magazine I’ve ever written for has that information as part of the submission guidelines. And really, why wouldn’t a publisher tell a writer what rights are purchased up front? I can’t think of any reason to withhold that information until after acceptance.
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Magazines & Ezines / Re: Roar Kids Magazine?
« Last post by tracy-vonder-brink on Yesterday at 07:22 PM »
A publisher tracking down authors without seeing any of the author's work is always worrisome to me. Brian, please let us know if you do get an answer.

In my case, they “followed” me on Twitter but haven’t contacted me otherwise.

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Magazines & Ezines / Re: Roar Kids Magazine?
« Last post by Debbie Vilardi on Yesterday at 06:28 PM »
A publisher tracking down authors without seeing any of the author's work is always worrisome to me. Brian, please let us know if you do get an answer.
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Book Talk / Re: Classic Chapter Books
« Last post by Debbie Vilardi on Yesterday at 06:25 PM »
Series Titles:
Magic Tree House
Judy Moody
Junie B. Jones
Horrible Harry
The Puppy Place
Secrets of Droon
Cam Jansen
Encyclopedia Brown
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Book Talk / Re: Classic Chapter Books
« Last post by Vijaya on Yesterday at 06:01 PM »
Almost all the CBs my kids loved are in series.
Biscuit by Alyssa Satin Capucelli (sp?)
Frog and Toad by Arnold Lobel
Henry and Mudge by Cynthia Rylant
Mercy Watson by Kate di Camillo
Sideways Stories by Louis Sachar
Amanda and Oliver by Jean van Leeuven
Catwings by Ursula LeGuin
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Picture Books (PB) / Re: Manuscript format for illustration-heavy story?
« Last post by T K on Yesterday at 05:56 PM »
Wow, that was super helpful, exactly what I was looking for. Thank you!!
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Series / Re: Meta-Narrative Series
« Last post by SarahW on Yesterday at 05:48 PM »
I'm not sure if this is what you're asking, but I think so. There are some series where each book is set in the same universe, but the characters in one book may only appear peripherally in the next, either because it takes place in a different location or because it's in a different time period. (So one book focuses on the grandchild of the other or is in another part of the universe.) Is this the kin of thing you mean?

I also found a Light Novel platform as well, which fits right along with my writing style as well. For those who don't know, Light Novels attract a similar audience to Young Adult, but focuses on those into Japanese anime.

Right now I'm just trying it to see if I have a good feeling about it. But it's ... a lot ... easier to use than Wattpad.

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Magazines & Ezines / Re: Roar Kids Magazine?
« Last post by Brian Garrison on Yesterday at 04:04 PM »
They tracked me down on Twitter too. I didn't really question it until I saw your posts, so thanks for raising the question Tracy and Anita. I asked them for more details with a Twitter message, but haven't heard anything back. I might try a followup with another message or by email.
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Book Talk / Re: Classic Chapter Books
« Last post by Hopeful on Yesterday at 02:41 PM »
Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell
Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
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You are correct that you don't want to be too heavy handed in illustration notes, but if it's a nearly wordless PB and the illustrations tell the story, you would need to add more. Linda Ashman did a great post a few years back on how she submitted the MS for "Rain" a nearly wordless PB:

http://lindaashman.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/RAIN_Submission.pdf
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