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Title: Humpty Dumpty acceptance
Post by: Starfish on December 14, 2015, 03:47 PM
Humpty Dumpty accepted my short fiction as the Build-a-Book story for their March/April 2016 issue. I'm so excited! It is my first sale to Humpty Dumpty. I had sent this manuscript to them over a year ago. It was very much worth the wait!
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Post by: JulieM on December 14, 2015, 04:04 PM
Way to go, Starfish! Congratulations!
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Post by: JennWrites on December 14, 2015, 04:07 PM
Congratulations!
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Post by: dinalapomy101 on December 14, 2015, 04:16 PM
Awesome!!! Congrats!
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Post by: Sue G. on December 14, 2015, 04:20 PM
 :congratulations  Wonderful news!!    :stars3
Sue
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Post by: Ev on December 14, 2015, 04:24 PM
Huge congratulations to you, Starfish!  :drumroll I'm so happy for you.
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Post by: JFriday on December 14, 2015, 04:26 PM
Congrats, Starfish! :yay
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Post by: DellaRF on December 14, 2015, 04:47 PM
Congrats on the happy ending! Can you share what a Build-a-Book story is?

Della
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Post by: Vijaya on December 14, 2015, 05:03 PM
Congratulations Starfish!!!! How fun ... definitely worth the wait!
Vijaya
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Post by: AnnH on December 14, 2015, 05:33 PM
 :wow :yay Congratulations!  :yippee :dancer :stars3
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Post by: Cindyb on December 14, 2015, 06:20 PM
Hurray!! I'll be able to read it- my library subscribes to Humpty Dumpty. I'll be looking for it come spring.
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Post by: Wendy Martin on December 15, 2015, 04:50 AM
 :congratulations
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Post by: DianaM on December 15, 2015, 05:13 AM
 :congratulations Congrats, Starfish!!
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Post by: mghiggins on December 15, 2015, 05:27 AM
Cool! Congratulations!!  :stars3
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Post by: Starfish on December 15, 2015, 06:00 AM
Thank you so much  everyone! Della, a Build-a-Book is a mini-story between 70-125 words (per their website currently); the reader can cut on dotted lines to make it into a mini-book.
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Post by: Ev on December 15, 2015, 12:18 PM
Is the Build-a-Book story supposed to be written at a low reading level so kids can read it themselves, or does it matter?
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Post by: DellaRF on December 15, 2015, 01:52 PM
Thanks for explanation, Starfish. I found this link that shows an example:

https://watsonillo.wordpress.com/2013/12/04/build-a-book-illustrations-for-humpty-dumpty-cute/

Della
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Post by: TMarie on December 15, 2015, 03:29 PM
WOW! Thank you for the link, Della!
Title: Re: Humpty Dumpty acceptance
Post by: Starfish on December 15, 2015, 03:56 PM
That's a good example from what I've seen, Della.

Ev, Their guidelines don't say but I assumed it should be geared to early readers. I kept my sentences short with early reader vocabulary. 8 page mini-books with the first page as the title page (from what I've seen. I could be wrong but that's what I did.)

My story was originally being considered for the November/December 2015 issue but it ended up not working well with that issue. I'm so glad it fit the spring issue though!
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Post by: TMarie on December 15, 2015, 04:07 PM
AND  :congratulations to you Starfish!!!!  :wow
Title: Re: Humpty Dumpty acceptance
Post by: Ev on December 15, 2015, 06:48 PM
Thanks for the extra info, Starfish, and for the link, Della.
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Post by: AzGuy on December 16, 2015, 07:21 PM
 :yay Congratulations, Starfish! I had a Build-a-Book published there in July 2014. It's a fun concept.
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Post by: onestepp on December 16, 2015, 09:47 PM
Congratulations!  Interesting idea - The Build a Book.
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Post by: nina-mansfield on December 17, 2015, 05:16 AM
Congratulations!
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Post by: Starfish on December 17, 2015, 07:39 AM
Thank you all! I remember, Guy - I learned about the Build-a-Book from you! :)