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Title: a few conference tidbits from Carus magazine editor
Post by: Sara on October 17, 2011, 05:59 PM
I just went to my regional SCBWI conference last weekend, where the editor of CRICKET magazine spoke. Thought I'd pass on some of the current needs from that magazine and from LADYBUG.

CRICKET needs:
o   More contemporary fiction. But he says of that genre, “It’s a harder nut to hit.”
o   More fantasy. He doesn’t get much, or if he does, it’s a lot of battles and killing
o   Stories need to have a CRICKET-aged hero
o   Gets a lot of bully stories—didn’t seem to like, because they often end with a too-easy solution

LADYBUG needs:
o   They have too much nature and seasonal poetry
o   Need more poetry about the emotional and imaginative life of kids
o   Get away from suburban America (as far as settings go, I think)
o   Nonfiction: want more based in cities. They’re seeing too much nature.
Title: Re: a few conference tidbits from Carus magazine editor
Post by: Tina Cho on October 18, 2011, 04:39 AM
That's so nice of you to share. Thanks!
~Tina
Title: Re: a few conference tidbits from Carus magazine editor
Post by: ChrisLH on October 18, 2011, 05:19 AM
How generous of you. Thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: a few conference tidbits from Carus magazine editor
Post by: jenswan90 on October 18, 2011, 08:49 AM
Thanks for sharing with the rest of us, Leah! Hope you had a great conference. :cheerleader
Title: Re: a few conference tidbits from Carus magazine editor
Post by: Starfish on October 18, 2011, 09:40 AM
Thank you! This is so helpful!
Title: Re: a few conference tidbits from Carus magazine editor
Post by: DianaM on October 18, 2011, 11:58 AM
Thanks for posting! Good to know.