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Title: Terry Harshman, Turtle and Humpty Dumpty editor
Post by: JodyJS on May 30, 2013, 01:16 PM
I just received a letter from Heather Kauffman, Editor at USKids. She told me Terry Harshamn is no longer with USKids. FYI!
Title: Re: Terry Harshman, Turtle and Humpty Dumpty editor
Post by: Starfish on May 31, 2013, 09:51 AM
Thanks for sharing, Jody! So should we send manuscripts for all three mags to Heather Kauffman then?
Title: Re: Terry Harshman, Turtle and Humpty Dumpty editor
Post by: JodyJS on May 31, 2013, 10:32 AM
Starfish, I'm not sure about Jack and Jill. Does anyone know if Julia Goodman is still editor there? I'm thinking Heather would be a good bet for Turtle and HD, at least.
Title: Re: Terry Harshman, Turtle and Humpty Dumpty editor
Post by: Stacy on May 31, 2013, 04:04 PM
Thanks for sharing this, Jody! :)
Title: Re: Terry Harshman, Turtle and Humpty Dumpty editor
Post by: wolfie712 on May 31, 2013, 05:05 PM
Good to know!  Thanks for sharing! :)
Title: Re: Terry Harshman, Turtle and Humpty Dumpty editor
Post by: Nanci on September 05, 2013, 11:50 AM
Hi,
Has anyone else been waiting awhile to hear back from Humpty Dumpty?
I am going on six months now. Two poems sent mid-March, but now
wondering if maybe they never even got there.
Title: Re: Terry Harshman, Turtle and Humpty Dumpty editor
Post by: Stacy on September 06, 2013, 06:34 AM
Hi, Nanci! I subbed a poem to Humpty Dumpty in mid-February, but received a rejection in late-May. You may want to send a status query and include the poems. Their submission guidelines say to allow at least three months before sending a status query, and you've waited double that. Good luck!
Title: Re: Terry Harshman, Turtle and Humpty Dumpty editor
Post by: Nanci on September 06, 2013, 10:33 AM
Hi Stacy,
Thanks! I hadn't thought of sending a SQ, but probably should at this point.
Sorry about your R from them.
Title: Re: Terry Harshman, Turtle and Humpty Dumpty editor
Post by: Nanci on December 17, 2013, 08:40 AM
Hi,
Wanted to post an update in case anyone
else is waiting to hear from Humpty Dumpty.
I did send a status query mid-September.
I didn't mark the envelope with SQ, though.
Don't know if that is standard to do?
Anyway, now it is another 3 months, and
no peep.
The following week in September, I sent a sub
to Jack and Jill. No peep with that, either.
So, don't fret if you're waiting, too!
I'm guessing they are super busy.

Title: Re: Terry Harshman, Turtle and Humpty Dumpty editor
Post by: Sara on December 17, 2013, 08:52 AM
I have something to add: I subbed a story to HD in July and SQd by snail at the beginning of December. Last week, I got an email from Catherine Greis, the new managing editor of HD. She said she's still getting organized (she just started a few weeks ago) and asked me to resubmit.
Title: Re: Terry Harshman, Turtle and Humpty Dumpty editor
Post by: Nanci on December 17, 2013, 09:39 AM
Hi Sara,
That explains a lot!
I'm so glad you posted,
as I had no idea about the
new managing editor.


Don't know where in the
scheme of things that my
sub may have landed, but
maybe I will receive an
email, too.
Title: Re: Terry Harshman, Turtle and Humpty Dumpty editor
Post by: JodyJS on December 17, 2013, 10:18 AM
Great info, Sara. Thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: Terry Harshman, Turtle and Humpty Dumpty editor
Post by: iyerani on December 17, 2013, 09:38 PM
 :thankyou  sara!
Title: Re: Terry Harshman, Turtle and Humpty Dumpty editor
Post by: trubbles on December 22, 2013, 02:02 PM
Can anyone help with the editor's name at Jack and Jill and also Cricket? Thanks.
Title: Re: Terry Harshman, Turtle and Humpty Dumpty editor
Post by: JodyJS on December 22, 2013, 05:48 PM
I learned recently that Catherine Greis is the new managing editor of Humpty Dumpty.
Title: Re: Terry Harshman, Turtle and Humpty Dumpty editor
Post by: Bobi Martin on December 22, 2013, 06:47 PM
There's nothing on the website to give any clues as to whether Catherine is now the managing editor at all three of U.S. Kids Magazines or whether the duties are being split between her, Julia and Heather. Anyone want to call them and report back...?
Title: Re: Terry Harshman, Turtle and Humpty Dumpty editor
Post by: Nanci on January 10, 2014, 01:15 PM
A friend and I (who's waiting, too) finally
remembered to call yesterday, after the holiday
hustle and bustle ended - and were told that
Catherine Greis is in charge of both Jack and Jill
and Humpty Dumpty.
Title: Re: Terry Harshman, Turtle and Humpty Dumpty editor
Post by: Cindyb on January 10, 2014, 03:19 PM
While at my library today, I looked through the Jan/Feb. issue of Turtle and read that as of March, Turtle was merging with Humpty Dumpty.
Title: Re: Terry Harshman, Turtle and Humpty Dumpty editor
Post by: Bobi Martin on January 10, 2014, 08:46 PM
Interesting info, Cindy. Thanks for sharing this--I've made a note in my magazine market guide.
Title: Re: Terry Harshman, Turtle and Humpty Dumpty editor
Post by: JodyJS on January 11, 2014, 04:44 AM
Interesting, Cindy. Did they indicate how the focus of the new magazine might be different, or what its name would be?
Title: Re: Terry Harshman, Turtle and Humpty Dumpty editor
Post by: Nanci on January 11, 2014, 08:44 AM
Thanks for that info, Cindy.
That wasn't mentioned when we called,
and nothing about it on the website
yet.
Title: Re: Terry Harshman, Turtle and Humpty Dumpty editor
Post by: Cindyb on January 11, 2014, 01:44 PM
I got the impression Humpty Dumpty would remain, and Turtle was just getting absorbed by it.
Title: Re: Terry Harshman, Turtle and Humpty Dumpty editor
Post by: TMarie on February 04, 2014, 02:50 PM
Hmmm, this is interesting. Anyone hear what's happening? Any updates?
Title: Re: Terry Harshman, Turtle and Humpty Dumpty editor
Post by: TMarie on May 08, 2014, 08:28 AM
Hi everyone,
I still haven't heard back on two sub's. One to Turtle (October 2013) and one to Jack and Jill (January 2014). Has anyone heard any news as to the reply process since the new change?
Title: Re: Terry Harshman, Turtle and Humpty Dumpty editor
Post by: AzGuy on May 08, 2014, 08:48 PM
I just saw this topic.

The new managing editor of Humpty Dumpty magazine is indeed Catherine Greis. In April she accepted a submission of mine (the acceptance was by email) for their Build-a-Book department. I signed a contract (also sent to me by email) and the story will be published in their July/August 2014 issue.

To TMarie (and anyone else who sent them something in the summer or fall of 2013 and haven't heard back), I would resubmit. That's what I did with this story and a second one, as well. They are holding the other story for consideration in a future issue. I don't know if they will buy it, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed.   

Catherine Greis didn't mention Turtle, so I don't know if the two magazines have merged or not. She did say there had been a lot of changes and shifting of positions. I hope this helps.





 
Title: Re: Terry Harshman, Turtle and Humpty Dumpty editor
Post by: TMarie on May 09, 2014, 09:53 AM
Hey thanks AzGuy! I did send an SQ in Feb. 2014 along with the ms again on the Oct. 2013 sub. No word. Maybe soon. And  :congratulations  on your sale! I will look for it!
Title: Re: Terry Harshman, Turtle and Humpty Dumpty editor
Post by: Sara on May 09, 2014, 10:14 AM
Just to chime in, I subbed fiction to HD in July of 2013, then sent a status query in early December. Got an email from Catherine Greis apologizing for the delay in response and asking me to resubmit by snail or email. I emailed the story on December 10. So far, no word.
Title: Re: Terry Harshman, Turtle and Humpty Dumpty editor
Post by: AzGuy on May 09, 2014, 04:35 PM
TMarie and Sara,

Good luck on your status query and or re-submissions! Hope you both hear good news soon.
Title: Re: Terry Harshman, Turtle and Humpty Dumpty editor
Post by: Stacy on June 09, 2014, 05:46 AM
I sent a status query for a poem I had submitted to Turtle in late-2013. Catherine Greis emailed a status update within a week of my snail mail status query saying my poem was still under consideration. She did mention that beginning in February Turtle will be combined with Humpty Dumpty and any future submissions for readers age 2-6 should go to Humpty Dumpty.
Title: Re: Terry Harshman, Turtle and Humpty Dumpty editor
Post by: erinobrien on June 10, 2014, 04:18 AM
Thanks for the info, Stacy. I sent a poem to Turtle in April. I happened to be on the USKids website last week and realized Turtle wasn't even listed as a magazine anymore. Based on what you said, I'm hoping they'll consider it for Humpty Dumpty.
Title: Re: Terry Harshman, Turtle and Humpty Dumpty editor
Post by: TMarie on July 02, 2014, 11:19 AM
Hey everyone,
I just realized there are two different addresses for U.S. Kids Magazine. My 2014 Children's Writer's and Illustrator's Market guide says "1100 Waterway Blvd., Indianapolis IN" and the website address is a P.O. Box under the writer guidelines section. I sub'd to the P.O. Box and still haven't heard back. I'm hoping AzGuy will chime in.
 
 
Title: Re: Terry Harshman, Turtle and Humpty Dumpty editor
Post by: AzGuy on July 02, 2014, 02:21 PM
TMarie,

I submit to the P.O. Box. For example:

Attn: Catherine Greis, Managing Editor
Name of magazine (Humpty Dumpty or Jack and Jill
P.O. Box 567
Indianapolis, IN 46206
 
I hope this helps.

Guy
Title: Re: Terry Harshman, Turtle and Humpty Dumpty editor
Post by: TMarie on July 02, 2014, 03:30 PM
Thanks AzGuy! Yes, that's the one I used. Amazing I haven't heard yet. Not sure what to do at this point. I already sent a follow up SQ. I'm thinking of sending one more to Catherine's attention. Thanks again!
Title: Re: Terry Harshman, Turtle and Humpty Dumpty editor
Post by: Starfish on October 15, 2014, 01:46 PM
It looks like their website has been updated. Did they decrease payment rates? Hope that means they're actively buying!