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Blueboard Member News => Kidlit Good News => Topic started by: Hopeful on September 29, 2018, 07:23 AM

Title: It's not always what it seems--The Halloween Surprise
Post by: Hopeful on September 29, 2018, 07:23 AM
Well, it was really exciting for me earlier this year when YouthPLAYS published my play "Cake for the Queen."  Along the way, the editor had requested numerous changes in the script.  I took it as gospel that the end result would be a better play.  However, after publication, I showed the accepted version to a close circle who had read my original draft.  Interestingly, everyone unanimously agreed that my original script was better.  So, when I wrote a new play for children, "The Halloween Surprise," I deliberated long and hard about where I was going to submit it.  I ended up choosing Drama Notebook ( https://www.dramanotebook.com/ ) this time around.  Drama Notebook did not edit my script, but they did add a nice cover illustration.  I know a sign of a reputable place is if they critique your work and request edits, but I've determined that doesn't necessarily equate to an improved product.  Anyway, I am still learning as I go.  It's interesting to see the variety of different contracts and numerous opportunities that are offered in the theatre world to those who do not have agents.  And I have not paid a penny to anyone!  I am still new at this, but I thought I'd share my experiences.
Title: Re: It's not always what it seems--The Halloween Surprise
Post by: andracill on September 29, 2018, 09:50 AM
That's not only interesting, but I think it's good to hear of different experiences. Congrats on a new publisher!
Title: Re: It's not always what it seems--The Halloween Surprise
Post by: Ev on September 29, 2018, 10:42 AM
 :stars3 Congratulations, Robin, on the publication of your Halloween play!! I'm very happy for you that you've found a publisher that's a better 'fit' for you.
Title: Re: It's not always what it seems--The Halloween Surprise
Post by: Vonna on September 29, 2018, 11:06 AM
This is great news and helpful information!
 :congratswave and  :thankyou
Title: Re: It's not always what it seems--The Halloween Surprise
Post by: carrots on September 29, 2018, 12:21 PM
Yay, Robin!! What great news!!

 :cheerleader :cheerleader :cheerleader
Title: Re: It's not always what it seems--The Halloween Surprise
Post by: Debbie Vilardi on September 29, 2018, 06:18 PM
Thanks for sharing your experience. That cover is eye catching.
Title: Re: It's not always what it seems--The Halloween Surprise
Post by: mghiggins on September 30, 2018, 08:12 AM
:yay Thanks for sharing your experience.
Title: Re: It's not always what it seems--The Halloween Surprise
Post by: AnnH on September 30, 2018, 09:14 AM
[ :wow Congratulations!  :yay
Title: Re: It's not always what it seems--The Halloween Surprise
Post by: Cathie on September 30, 2018, 11:48 AM
Congratulations on getting your play published with the right publisher for you this time!  :yay
Title: Re: It's not always what it seems--The Halloween Surprise
Post by: Vijaya on October 01, 2018, 07:51 AM
:congratulations  It is so good of you to share these experiences here. I know several people who write scripts so it's wonderful to know of these opportunities.

I agree too that a professional opinion isn't necessarily better. I heard just as much at the Carolinas conference this weekend. What's good is that you were willing to try. I think we all grow so much more when we do try those suggestions.