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Today is the launch of a new ezine—Writing for Children's Magazines.

Hopefully it’ll be a helpful resource for all of you who write for this genre.  Please check it out and give me your feedback and suggestions.  http://evelynchristensen.com/mags.html
 
With the closing of Jan Fields’ wonderful Kid Magazine Writers site, I thought there was a need for such a resource on the internet, so that was the impetus for this new adventure for me.

Best wishes,
Ev
#1 - April 01, 2012, 08:37 AM
« Last Edit: May 01, 2013, 04:31 PM by Ev »

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This is great, Ev! I know with you behind it that it will be a wonderful resource!

#2 - April 01, 2012, 11:34 AM
ALIENS GET THE SNIFFLES TOO! Candlewick, 2017
LOUD LULA, Two Lions 2015
CALIFORNIA HISTORY FOR KIDS, CRP
FARMER MCPEEPERS Rising Moon

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So happy to see this! I really missed Jan's site. Your site looks great. Thank you for taking the time to do this!
#3 - April 01, 2012, 12:02 PM
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GREAT resource, Ev! I enjoyed the interviews with Tina and Vijaya, as well. Thanks for doing this, and for sharing it!
#4 - April 01, 2012, 02:17 PM

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Ev, I echo the others. It looks  great. Thank you! And thank you to Tina and Vijaya for their wonderful and informational pieces.
#5 - April 01, 2012, 03:07 PM
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Thank you for the encouragement and positive responses from all of you.

I’m starting out with a fairly simple publication, because I want to be sure I can do a good job with it. Perhaps with contributions from writers like you it will grow in the future.   :)
#6 - April 01, 2012, 04:07 PM

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This is wonderful. Thanks so much. I'm going to bookmark it for reference.
#7 - April 01, 2012, 05:16 PM
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One issue in and I love it already, Ev! Thank you for doing it. I've missed Kidmagwriters.
#8 - April 01, 2012, 05:56 PM
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 :cheerleader  Three cheers for Ev!! Way to Go! It looks great! Thanks for all your time you put into this! It was fun writing the overview for you!
~Tina
#9 - April 01, 2012, 06:24 PM
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Wonderful first issue! Thanks for doing this, Ev!

#10 - April 01, 2012, 08:06 PM

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Yay, Ev!  Great work, and good luck!
#11 - April 02, 2012, 06:27 AM
PRUDENCE, THE PART-TIME COW, A CHIP OFF THE OLD BLOCK, IT'S YOUR FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL, BUSY BUS!, THE WAY THE COOKIE CRUMBLED
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Ev, thank YOU so much for continuing what Jan started. It is such a great resource for all of us magazine writers. And thank you for letting me be in your inaugural issue.
Vijaya
#12 - April 02, 2012, 07:21 AM
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Oh goodie!  I'm so glad both of you stopped by here, Tina and Vijaya, so I can thank you publicly and say how much I appreciate your sharing your wonderful writing talents with me and all the other readers of this new ezine.

 :grouphug2  Hugs to everybody for your support and enthusiasm.

Ev
#13 - April 02, 2012, 08:00 AM

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Hi Ev-

This looks like a great resource! Thanks for putting it together...and to Tina and Vijaya for TONS of great information.

Carrie
#14 - April 02, 2012, 07:12 PM

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Thanks, Ev!  This is great!
#15 - April 03, 2012, 02:15 PM

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No April Fools, this. Hooray for a fantastic new resource!
#16 - April 03, 2012, 02:36 PM
THE VOICE OF THUNDER, WiDo Publishing Aug 2012
THERE'S A TURKEY AT THE DOOR, Hometown520 July 2011

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Wow! It looks great! Thanks, Ev. I like the clean design.

Tina and Vijaya -- Excellent articles!

Bookmarked...
#17 - April 03, 2012, 02:59 PM
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CITY SHAPES, DORIS THE BOOKASAURUS, ONE SNOWY DAY, PIZZA PIG, and more...
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Oh, very well done, Ev!
#18 - April 04, 2012, 05:44 AM
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Thank you, everybody!   :thankyou  I did find some mistakes in the magazine links and have hopefully corrected all of them.  Please do let me know if you spot any others.  I want this to be a helpful, reliable resource for people.
#19 - April 04, 2012, 02:52 PM

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Ev,

This is a fantastic resource filling in a much needed information gap.  Thanks!

Laura
#20 - April 05, 2012, 05:23 AM
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THANK YOU, EV!   

I like the way you have organized it, very easy to search & it is easy on the eyes!
 & Motivating to see magazines I haven't subbed to!  ;)
#21 - April 05, 2012, 05:33 PM

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The site is wonderful, Ev—thank you so much for doing this. Agree about its organization. I've bookmarked it, and will recommend it to my students as well.

 :thankyou
#22 - April 07, 2012, 05:24 AM
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Thank you for the feedback.  I'm glad you like the layout.  There were times when I was very frustrated, because pages don't look the same on Firefox and Internet Explorer.  So I was having to make decisions about overall appearance, even if certain choices weren't optimal for one or the other.
#23 - April 07, 2012, 07:41 PM

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Wow, what a wonderful resource. Thanks, Ev!
#24 - April 08, 2012, 06:11 AM

What a wonderful resource! Thank you!  :thankyou :goodluck
#25 - April 08, 2012, 04:58 PM
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Just wanted to thank you for all the work you've put into this and your entire website in general. I've been referring to it just about every day lately (though I should really be working on my taxes!) and it's an incredibly helpful, well-organized resource. And I will say that I think it looks great in Safari, too!

-- Amy
#26 - April 11, 2012, 07:52 AM

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I love it! I have already found two new possible magazines to submit to. Thanks! :yay
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So glad to hear all this excitement! And thank you, Amy, for letting me know how the site looks on Safari.

Just a reminder: I would love to receive subs from some of you. And in case you're worried, with the Sample Issue Overview, that you can't include the kind editor tips that Tina did such a great job of providing, that's not required.  All of us obviously appreciate those kinds of tips, and if I'm choosing between two subs, one of which has the extra tips and one of which doesn't, then I'm probably going to choose the one that does.  But I'll let you in on a secret--right now I haven't received any Sample Issue Overview subs.  So your chances of acceptance are pretty high.
#28 - April 12, 2012, 10:41 AM

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Hi!  Just wanted to let you know the second issue of Writing for Children's Magazines is up.  Hope you find it helpful.

http://evelynchristensen.com/mags.html    :oncomputer
#29 - May 01, 2012, 06:58 AM

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Beautifully done second issue, as before. Great job, Ev.
#30 - May 01, 2012, 08:04 AM
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THERE'S A TURKEY AT THE DOOR, Hometown520 July 2011

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