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ShannonH

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Sure, they take all rights when you sell them a story, but they have granted permission to reprint my story twice and in both instances have sent me a check. I received the following letter today:

Highlights for Children has granted permission to reprint your material as follows:

Story Title "My Sister Snores"

Permission Granted to N. Carolina Dept. of Public Instruction

As a courtesy, you will be receiving, or may already have received, a check from us.

I love unexpected surprises!
#1 - March 17, 2012, 11:51 AM

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Congratulations!  They did that with two of mine.  The first story made more money from reprints than it did for the original sale.   :ceilingdance

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#2 - March 17, 2012, 11:55 AM

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Highlights really knows how to treat their contributors.  Congratulations!

 :star2 :goldstar :star2
#3 - March 17, 2012, 12:02 PM
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Very classy! Congrats!
#4 - March 17, 2012, 01:12 PM
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I've made about five times more from Highlights reselling than the original payment.

I love 'em, too!
#5 - March 17, 2012, 01:13 PM
VAMPIRINA IN THE SNOW (Disney-Hyperion, 2018)
BUSY-EYED DAY (Beach Lane Books, 2018)
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Congratulations! I remember your wonderful story!
#6 - March 17, 2012, 01:14 PM

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Congrats! 

That's one of the many reasons I love them too ! 
#7 - March 17, 2012, 01:15 PM

Congratulations! What a fun surprise!

 :yay

Highlights is the best. I love working with them too.
#8 - March 17, 2012, 05:51 PM
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What an unexpected, pleasant surprise!  :getmail

It must be an intriguing story if they're reprinting it. Congratulations!
#9 - March 17, 2012, 06:27 PM

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Yay for you! Enjoy the unexpected income. :)
#10 - March 17, 2012, 06:54 PM
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This is interesting. I've seen a Highlights story of mine around on the internet. It appears to have been used in a number of university programs for reading teachers, yet I never heard anything from Highlights. The story was published over ten years ago. All correspondence with them was done by snail mail, and I've moved since then. Do you think it's been to long to contact them??
#11 - March 17, 2012, 08:07 PM

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Oh, ShannonH, that is too cool.  Highlights is such a class act.  This is one of many reasons to love them.....

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#12 - March 20, 2012, 11:38 AM

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What a nice surprise. I agree they are a class act!

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#13 - March 27, 2012, 10:36 AM

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Highlights is definitely the gift that keeps on giving. I agree, they're a class act. Laurie
#14 - March 27, 2012, 11:03 AM
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Hello--I'm new here and glad to meet other Highlights fans.  I attended a workshop in Boyds Mills in March, and touring the office in Honesdale was a thrill!  The workshop (on writing for magazines) was wonderful, and truly "Fun With a Purpose!"
#15 - May 02, 2012, 07:15 PM

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Bar, you should definitely contact Highlights and let them know about your story. They said one of the chief reasons they bought all rights was precisely because the author moved and they would've liked to reprint or resell it, but would get held up because they couldn't contact the author.

Shannon, so nice to get free money! Highlights is a class act.

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#16 - May 02, 2012, 07:17 PM
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I received an unexpected note in the mail today from Highlights. They sold my Snow Day in Space reprint rights to Peoples Education.


Definitely the gift that keeps on giving and so nice of them since they do own all rights and do not have to send a writer anything.


But the best thing is to know that my story will be read again by students somewhere.


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Yay, Rainchains!
#18 - March 07, 2014, 01:21 PM
VAMPIRINA IN THE SNOW (Disney-Hyperion, 2018)
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So professional - which I love.
#19 - March 07, 2014, 02:52 PM
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Congrats!  :hurrah: That's why I love them too. I've gotten that letter too and it's such a boost.
#20 - March 07, 2014, 07:27 PM
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