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Title: Nov Fun for Kidz
Post by: Starfish on October 31, 2014, 07:49 AM
Does anyone have access to the Nov/Dec 2014 issue of Fun for Kidz? Their Facebook page says copies were mailed out on Wed. My story, "The Luck of the Owl," is supposed to be in it, but the overview on their website doesn't mention my story. :(
Title: Re: Nov Fun for Kidz
Post by: L Swanson on October 31, 2014, 04:55 PM
Hi Starfish,

I have access to Fun for Kidz online through my public library's Overdrive service. Unfortunately, the most recent issue available online is September. If no one responds to you, I'll keep checking till they post it and let you know. (Unless you find out that you can also check on overdrive through your public library--I'm not sure if every library has it.)
Title: Re: Nov Fun for Kidz
Post by: Cindyb on October 31, 2014, 05:32 PM
They contacted me about reprinting an owl story in that issue if I could resend the photos in color, which I did. But I never heard anymore- so I'm wondering if they did use it?- entitled A Home for the Homeless.   (Our library does not have that service.)
Title: Re: Nov Fun for Kidz
Post by: Starfish on October 31, 2014, 07:17 PM
Thank you, Lisa! I appreciate that as I don't have access through my library.
Good luck to you, Cindy.
Title: Re: Nov Fun for Kidz
Post by: Cindyb on November 05, 2014, 09:58 AM
Starfish,  I received my contributor copies today.  I did not find your story in the issue. :(  I am surprised they did not let you know. I received notice when a story of mine did not get used in a Hopscotch issue- they said with the resizing of magazine they did not have room for it, but would keep it for another issue. Hopefully that is what they are doing for you.
Title: Re: Nov Fun for Kidz
Post by: Starfish on November 05, 2014, 10:04 AM
Thank you, Cindy. Well that is very disappointing. How have you gotten in touch with them before? By mail? I tried their online contact form once a few months ago and called and left a message last week, just trying to find out about updated contracts. Or maybe I should try the email address I sent the stories to after acceptance?
Title: Re: Nov Fun for Kidz
Post by: Starfish on November 05, 2014, 06:51 PM
I heard back from them. They were so nice and apologized because I was supposed to have received the same type of letter you did, Cindy. While that story won't be published, I was very happy to hear that my other short story will still be published in Jan 2015. So there's some positive news! :)
Title: Re: Nov Fun for Kidz
Post by: Cindyb on November 06, 2014, 04:00 AM
I have a few more in their pipeline. Guess it will be wait and see... and hope they make it in!  Glad they got in touch with you.
Title: Re: Nov Fun for Kidz
Post by: Vijaya on November 06, 2014, 05:35 AM
I read the thread title as No Fun for Kidz ... LOL.

Sorry about the owl piece but yay on the Jan acceptance.
Cindy, crossing my fingers for your stories.

Vijaya
Title: Re: Nov Fun for Kidz
Post by: dkshumaker on November 06, 2014, 01:15 PM
Cindy, now I'm sitting on pins and needles. My story, "An Owl In Your Pocket" is supposed to be in the issue, but I have not received my contributor's copy or a check yet. Can you double check that it's in there?

Thanks!  :cheesy
Title: Re: Nov Fun for Kidz
Post by: Cindyb on November 06, 2014, 05:23 PM
Yes, your article is in the issue!  I hope you get your contributor copies soon! 
Title: Re: Nov Fun for Kidz
Post by: dkshumaker on November 06, 2014, 05:58 PM
Oh yeah!!!! I knew it was supposed to be, but this waiting for contributor copies is driving me nuts! Thanks Cindyb!!!! :thanx
Title: Re: Nov Fun for Kidz
Post by: Starfish on November 06, 2014, 06:32 PM
Congratulations, DKShumaker!
Title: Re: Nov Fun for Kidz
Post by: iyerani on November 08, 2014, 12:08 AM
Congrats, all! Great publication news!
Title: Re: Nov Fun for Kidz
Post by: dkshumaker on November 10, 2014, 01:21 PM
I finally got my contributor's copy. Yeah!  :yippee

Cindy B, loved your article!
Title: Re: Nov Fun for Kidz
Post by: Cindyb on November 10, 2014, 06:04 PM
Thanks, dk. I learned something from yours!