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Congrats, Awful!
#181 - November 29, 2013, 05:15 AM
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Yay for you, Awful Waffles! :)
#182 - November 29, 2013, 08:25 AM
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Congrats! Hope the bear card leads to more good news.
#183 - November 29, 2013, 05:29 PM

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Wonderful news, Awful!!  :yay  Congrats on the poem and bear card. Crossing my fingers that the story will be accepted.
#184 - November 29, 2013, 06:11 PM

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Yay, Deb! That's great news!

I still haven't actually seen a copy of Hello. I need to order some back issues to get a feel for it.
#185 - December 01, 2013, 05:03 PM

Ho ho ho Woohoo--the bear card did turn into a sale! Got the contract in my e-mail this week.  :santa
#186 - December 20, 2013, 11:33 AM

YAY!!! Just in time for Christmas! Congrats, awful waffles! When did you sub it?


 :santasleigh2:
#187 - December 20, 2013, 11:50 AM
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Yay for you, Waffles! Great Christmas present, huh?
#188 - December 20, 2013, 12:18 PM
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Congratulations, Deborah! That's wonderful news, especially during the holiday season :)
#189 - December 20, 2013, 01:40 PM
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Thanks, Starfish, Sara and Diana!  I subbed it 6/18/13, got a request for revisions 9/16/13, bear card 11/11/13.  Here's hoping we all get good news in 2014!   :xmascheer:
#190 - December 20, 2013, 09:21 PM

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Congratulations, Deborah! That's great news. What a nice Christmas gift!
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Yay Waffles!
#192 - December 21, 2013, 09:02 AM
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Congratulations Waffles!
#193 - December 21, 2013, 09:20 AM
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I'm a little late on the congratulations party, but I did want to tell you how very happy I am for you, Deborah!!  :flowers2 That's a wonderful way to end the year and be ready to launch the new one!
#194 - January 02, 2014, 04:48 PM

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Great news, Deborah.  I'm happy for you!
#195 - January 02, 2014, 09:57 PM
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I guess I'm writing for magazines? Whenever I try for a novel, in final draft it ends up being the size of a ten part serial instead.

But finding one is hard, as I usually write the story first.:/
#196 - March 14, 2014, 07:29 PM

 :margarita  Margaritas all around--my rebus The Red Kite is in the June 2014 issue of Highlights.  It's based on a real event--I took my preschool class to the park to fly a kite and the wind took it.  We were bummed, but we played in the park, then walked back to the preschool, and there was the kite in our yard!
#197 - May 09, 2014, 09:25 PM

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Hi awful waffles. I will be picking that one up.
#198 - May 10, 2014, 03:46 AM
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Woot, Awful!
#199 - May 10, 2014, 07:16 AM
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:margarita  Margaritas all around--my rebus The Red Kite is in the June 2014 issue of Highlights.  It's based on a real event--I took my preschool class to the park to fly a kite and the wind took it.  We were bummed, but we played in the park, then walked back to the preschool, and there was the kite in our yard!
SO cool that it really happened! I saw it in my High Five that I got in the mail yesterday! Nicely done!
#200 - May 10, 2014, 10:14 AM
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Ha! I love that story, Deborah! How fun. I will look for it in the issue.
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Congratulations, Deborah!  What a fun story! I'm glad it found a home with Highlights where lots of kids can enjoy it.

 :partytime (I couldn't find a smilie with a red kite, so I'm using a red balloon instead.)
#202 - May 19, 2014, 01:21 PM

I actually just submitted by first short, I've been hesitant to submit anything for a long time.


Not sure how long wait time is, but I heard that's normal.
#203 - May 30, 2014, 08:18 PM

 :jump:  Good luck, Sarah!  I just returned from a workshop at the Highlights Barn in Pennsylvania.  If you're interested, you can read about it on my blog at http://www.deborahholtwilliams.blogspot.com/  There are photos, too.  I'd heartily recommend a workshop there.  (I gained three pounds on the wonderful food!)
#204 - May 30, 2014, 09:49 PM

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Yay for your wonderful Highlights experience, Deborah!!   :partytime That sounds awesome.

And best wishes to you, Sarah, on your submission.  Waiting patience is one of the skills we learn very early as an author. It's definitely an integral part of the profession.  :grin3
#205 - May 31, 2014, 11:31 AM

Writing for zines is a bit of a paradox, getting into the mind of a kid. While being mature enough to accept rejection. :P

I'll be sure to check out your blog.
#206 - May 31, 2014, 12:23 PM

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I have not been on the message board for a looong time, but happen to come across your question re: is anyone writing for magazines anymore, and I can answer 'Yes!' I'm still writing picture book manuscripts, but I am also writing fiction, rebuses, and poems for the magazine market. I have yet to get a picture book contract, but have had almost 20 manuscripts accepted by magazines. Writing fiction for magazines has helped me understand the difference between writing picture book and magazine stories and I think it has made my picture book manuscripts stronger. It is great to receive some validation for my writing skills. You don't have to stick to just one genre, but if you have the time you can hone your skills in various types of writing.
#207 - August 29, 2015, 11:01 AM

I've been trying to write for magazines, except my adult stories and middle grade stories end up getting merged together after a certain point into a certain kind of theme of 'loss and rebirth of idealism.'

I think the whole merging of subjectivity and objectivity likely doesn't help.:/
#208 - November 28, 2015, 09:06 PM

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Just wanted to share that my first puzzle with Highlights is in the January issue--"Riddling Rides" on page 11. It was so fun to get my author copies of the magazine today.  :running
#209 - December 15, 2015, 12:22 PM

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Yay, Ev!
#210 - December 15, 2015, 12:27 PM
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