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Book Talk / Re: Outdoorsy book recommendations
« Last post by annemleone on Today at 04:48 PM »
Thanks for even more suggestions! I hadn't heard of THE EDGE OF EVERYTHING  and that especially sounds like something my students would like. I ended up buying GREAT FALLS by Steve Watkins, ICE DOGS by Terri Lynn Johnson, and ORLEANS by Sherri Smith, which also don't quite fit the bill, but they're good reads that kids have enjoyed! I have found it interesting that there really are so few modern adventure / survival books, when those types of stories are so appealing.
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Kidlit Good News / Re: I sold my first picture book! So happy!
« Last post by Marcia on Today at 02:16 PM »
Wonderful news!  :congratulations
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Chapter Books & Easy Readers / Child Authors
« Last post by Auri Lynn on Today at 01:58 PM »
My daughters are writing a chapter book. We are looking for resources for child authors (advice, contests, publishing options). I looked through the threads and tried to search but couldn't find anything.  Sorry if this isn't the best spot for this question.

Thanks in advance!
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Magazines & Ezines / Puzzles - submit or query?
« Last post by BrandyB on Today at 10:27 AM »
(Sorry for posting so many questions, but fair warning, I may not be done!)

Reading older threads on puzzles, it sounds like most people just submit them rather than going through a query process for them. And I've already submitted one to Highlights! But I have a word puzzle for Cobblestone, and their guidelines don't say anything about puzzles being any different from any of their other categories. And the general feeling I've gotten from how people talk about them is that they're fairly picky about this sort of thing.

Should I send them a query about it? Or just send the puzzle? If I send a query do I need to include the other things they ask for for article queries - and outline wouldn't make sense, but a bibliography? Writing samples (sample puzzles)?
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Magazines & Ezines / Re: How do I know when my query is good enough?
« Last post by BrandyB on Today at 10:17 AM »
Michael, thank you for the pointer to Sub It Club! I just joined!
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Book Talk / Re: Outdoorsy book recommendations
« Last post by dewsanddamps on Today at 10:12 AM »
This isn't quite what you're looking for, but Jeff Giles' THE EDGE OF EVERYTHING is set in Montana and has a lot of caving. The MC is female (and very well drawn), but it has a strong secondary male character--who happens to be a bounty hunter from hell.

I'm reading the ARC of the sequel right now, and it's just as good.
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Kidlit Good News / Re: I sold my first picture book! So happy!
« Last post by mghiggins on Today at 06:18 AM »
Fantastic!!! Huge congratulations! :yay
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Kidlit Good News / Re: I sold my first picture book! So happy!
« Last post by Laura on Today at 03:33 AM »
My imaginary cow congratulates you. Moo!
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Kidlit Good News / Re: I sold my first picture book! So happy!
« Last post by Mindy Alyse Weiss on Yesterday at 11:30 PM »
 :yay Huge congrats, Sheri! I'm happy dancing for you.
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Kidlit Good News / Re: I sold my first picture book! So happy!
« Last post by LIMAMA on Yesterday at 08:25 PM »
Congrats again to Sheri!   It's stories like this that keep me and Debra going re #PBPitch!

 :like :yay :yourock :star2 :stars3 :love5 :goldstar :goldstar :hurrah :hurrah :hurrah :cupcake

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