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Title: Creating Word Search Puzzles
Post by: Bobbi on December 04, 2007, 09:30 AM
Hello,
I just had a question.  Does anyone have experience in sending in word searches to magazines?  I have an idea for a simple wordsearch but I wasn't sure if I included the picture outline that I would put the wordsearch in.  Does that make sense?  Or do I just include in the cover letter what picture I was thinking of including around the wrodsearch and leave the actual picture up to their illustrators?

If you have any suggestions, I'd love to hear!
Thanks!
Title: Re: Creating Word Search Puzzles
Post by: AnnH on December 04, 2007, 10:04 AM
I'm not sure how they want puzzles submitted, but if you want to send a ready-made one you can Google "puzzles" and find places that will create them for you.  One such is http://www.apte.com/index.cfm (http://www.apte.com/index.cfm)  You have to register, but it's free.  I've made wordsearch and crossword puzzles for a couple of Teacher Guides for a couple of my books.  It's fun and easy!   :)
Title: Re: Creating Word Search Puzzles
Post by: Bobbi on December 04, 2007, 10:13 AM
Thanks for your help!
I have seen submission guidelines on submitting puzzles for some magazines, and they say to submit the puzzle and answers.  But, I just didn't know about any artwork around the puzzle????   ???

Title: Re: Creating Word Search Puzzles
Post by: Ev on December 05, 2007, 06:10 AM
Paw Prints,
My advice would be to include the picture outline if you have it and state in your cover letter that it's just a possibility and that they should feel free to develop the artwork however they choose. [or something along those lines]  I even did that with the shape poem I subbed to Highlights and it was accepted.

Best wishes to you,
Ev