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Contests and Challenges / Re: Haunted States of America Contest
« Last post by Debbie Vilardi on April 29, 2022, 06:41 PM »
Fingers crossed for those still waiting.
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Contests and Challenges / Re: Haunted States of America Contest
« Last post by emily-holewczynski on April 29, 2022, 08:39 AM »
Has anyone else gotten rejections? Or acceptance letters for the 3/21 submission? A friend of mine had a rejection yesterday but I’ve heard nothing! Diligently checked my spam too…dying to know!
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Contests and Challenges / Re: Haunted States of America Contest
« Last post by samantha-cassetta on April 28, 2022, 12:53 PM »
Just FYI, I received a (very polite) form rejection for one of my stories earlier this afternoon.  According to it, if you submitted multiple stories you should receive a separate rejection for each. Having received only one e-mail I'm keeping my fingers crossed for my second story . . . We'll see!
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Contests and Challenges / Re: Haunted States of America Contest
« Last post by maya-duff on April 25, 2022, 12:23 PM »
I haven't heard back yet either, and am dying to know!
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What about THE LIGHTNING THIEF for one of your comps, in which Percy Jackson has dyslexia, not autism? In the world of his magical school, dyslexia is a superpower that lets him read ancient Greek. The fact your book is different from other books is actually what makes it special, in my opinion, anyway.
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Picture Books (PB) / Re: High School Students Creating Children's Books
« Last post by Tori on April 23, 2022, 06:26 AM »
I taught a picture book unit to seventh graders, using ideas for form and structure from picture book authors like Tammi Sauer and editors like Cheryl Klein that I found online. (This was before I was published, myself) The kids planned their stories using  a single sentence (thanks to David Mamet), "Who wants what and why? Why now? What happens if her (sic) don't (sic) get it?" They created dummies (Debbie Ohi has a great template online) using clip art and the finished books were read to a partnered second grade class. At the beginning of the unit, I read them some classic picture books and we discussed the character arc and emotional resonance.
You'll have fun!
Aloha,
Tori :palmtree :pizza :books3
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Picture Books (PB) / Re: High School Students Creating Children's Books
« Last post by Jenny on April 22, 2022, 09:40 PM »
I’ve seen this done too, but only in a pretty basic format. It would be lovely if you could do a program that was more in depth. One that really digs into what a picture book truly is. I wonder if you might be able to get some authors or illustrators as guest speakers during the project.
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Contests and Challenges / Re: Haunted States of America Contest
« Last post by samantha-cassetta on April 22, 2022, 10:21 AM »
Not yet! It sounds like it took them a really long time to sort through the original submissions. I'm trying not to think about it (hence my checking this thread to see if anyone has heard anything . . .  ;D )
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Contests and Challenges / Re: Haunted States of America Contest
« Last post by jennifer-dillard on April 21, 2022, 07:48 AM »
Has anyone gotten a response to a submission sent under the March 21 deadline? Thanks!
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