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Magazines & Ezines / Re: School Magazine of Australia
« Last post by JodyJS on November 29, 2018, 10:13 AM »
Sorry to hear that, Gbug. Keep trying. They're a wonderful publisher!
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Magazines & Ezines / Re: School Magazine of Australia
« Last post by Gbug on November 29, 2018, 08:46 AM »
Well, I did submit and was rejected pretty quickly.  At least they were fast. Thanks everyone for the advice!
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Translation / SCBWI Work-In-Progress grants open to translators!
« Last post by avery-udagawa on November 28, 2018, 07:01 PM »
Big news! SCBWI has opened the Work-In-Progress grant program to translators. Starting in 2019, SCBWI member translators can follow the instructions below to submit to the WIP Translation category. Tell the world!

https://www.scbwi.org/awards/grants/work-in-progress-grants/
https://www.scbwi.org/wip-frequently-asked-questions/

This new grant category is the result of efforts by International Regional Advisor Chairperson Kathleen Ahrens and by Board of Advisors Co-Chair Christopher Cheng, as well as SCBWI founders Stephen Mooser and Lin Oliver, in recognition of membership and participation in SCBWI by translators.

Deepest thanks to all!

Note: Translators should apply in the Translation category of the WIP. Submit a translation into English of a text that fits one of the following categories: Picture Book, Chapter Books/Early Readers, Middle Grade, Young Adult Fiction, Nonfiction. As part of your cover page/synopsis, identify the text’s category. In addition, give its genre, original author and language, original publisher and publication date (if published), and rights status (if known). Please also describe why this text needs to be translated into English now. What is its relevance for the market?

Submissions must follow the guidelines linked above. Submissions will be accepted March 1 – March 31, Midnight PDT 2019.

Much gratitude, and happy translating!

Avery Fischer Udagawa
SCBWI Int'l Translator Coordinator, Japan Translator Coordinator
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This webinar sounds great! I'm looking forward to it! Thanks so much for sharing, Vonna! 
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Kidlit Good News / Re: Kirkus Starred Review for Pup 681
« Last post by AnnH on November 28, 2018, 08:23 AM »
Woo! Congratulations!  :yay
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Graphic Novels / Submitting a Comic Book for Young Readers?
« Last post by marla-lesage on November 28, 2018, 06:42 AM »
My son asked if we could make a comic book together (he meant I make it & he'd just help with the ideas/words - I was hoping he'd help draw). Of course it's turned into my project to make my kids laugh. My intention was to print it out for him to share/enjoy with his friends and perhaps even ask if our local comic book store would stock a few to sell on commission. (yes - minicomic/self-publishing model). But now I'm wondering if perhaps I should explore the option of finding a traditional publisher just because.... (& still print a few copies for my kids to share with their friends in the meantime). Assuming I can come up with enough pages to make it work for a traditional publisher!

I'm not sure it will be "good enough" and perhaps my jokes might be lame but we're really excited about it.

Anyway, it's definitely not a graphic novel but would be a series of one page comics - some of which follow a general story line. (ie Calvin & Hobbes, Garfield, etc although I'd never compare it to those in a query letter!)

I was wondering if anyone had any advice/thoughts/experience in pitching something like this.
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Kidlit Good News / Re: Kirkus Starred Review for Pup 681
« Last post by Cathie on November 27, 2018, 08:22 PM »
 :wow   :stars3 :hairdude :congratulations
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Kidlit Good News / Re: Kirkus Starred Review for Pup 681
« Last post by DellaRF on November 27, 2018, 06:36 PM »
Wow! Congratulations, Jean!

Della
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Kidlit Good News / Re: Kirkus Starred Review for Pup 681
« Last post by Michael Sussman on November 27, 2018, 01:56 PM »
Fantastic, Jean!
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Kidlit Good News / Re: Kirkus Starred Review for Pup 681
« Last post by StephC on November 27, 2018, 12:09 PM »
Congrats, Jean!
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