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Hi to all you magazine writers!

The May issue of W4CM is up a couple of days early, due to family schedules for us. Hope you find something helpful in it.  Thanks to Blueboarder Kirsten Larson for her overview of ASK magazine.

http://evelynchristensen.com/mags.html

Best wishes to you,
Ev
#121 - April 29, 2014, 04:54 AM

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Thanks, Ev.  The latest issue looks great.
#122 - April 30, 2014, 03:49 AM
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I agree, Laura. I loved Marilyn's advice about characterization and dialogue and Kirstin's review of ASK. Thanks, Ev!
#123 - April 30, 2014, 08:29 AM
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I appreciate your encouragement, Jody and Laura!   :thanks2

The July issue is now up. Nancy Allen shares a helpful article on choosing names for our characters. There's also an interview with the editor of the Sparkle and SHINE brightly magazines.  Since there was mention on this board earlier this spring about the challenge of breaking into these magazines, I thought Kelli might be a good person to feature.

http://evelynchristensen.com/mags.html

Best wishes to all of you,
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#124 - July 01, 2014, 07:55 AM

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Yay! I look forward to reading it. Thanks so much, Evelyn!
#125 - July 01, 2014, 08:09 AM

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Hi! Best wishes to all you magazine writers and illustrators.

The September issue of Writing for Children's Magazines is posted. Here's the link:

http://evelynchristensen.com/mags.html
#126 - September 02, 2014, 06:21 PM

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Thank you, Ev! Looking great, as usual. :)
#127 - September 02, 2014, 07:34 PM
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Hello! I posted the new issue of Writing for Children's Magazines this past Saturday.

http://evelynchristensen.com/mags.html

Thank you, Jan, for your great article!

The issue also includes an interview with the editor of Spider magazine.

Hope all of you find the issue helpful.
#128 - November 03, 2014, 07:58 AM

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So sad to see that about Spellbound. I wish the owner well.

Thanks for the news, Ev.
#129 - November 03, 2014, 08:55 AM

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Thank you, Ev! I enjoyed Jan's article, and it was great to get some specifics about SPIDER. :)
#130 - November 03, 2014, 09:15 AM
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Thanks, Debbie and Sara! I appreciate your encouragement. :thankyou
#131 - November 04, 2014, 01:51 PM

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I posted the January issue of Writing for Children's Magazines yesterday.

http://evelynchristensen.com/mags.html

Our Blueboarder Sara has an article in it with some great tips on creating crafts for magazines. :thanks2 Sara, for sharing your expertise with us.

#132 - January 02, 2015, 07:46 PM
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Read with interest. it's a wonderful resource.  :thanx
#133 - January 04, 2015, 10:32 AM
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Especially enjoyed Sara's craft tips. Made thinking about submitting a craft less overwhelming! Thanks, Sara, for sharing your expertise with all of us.
#134 - January 05, 2015, 07:51 AM

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Thanks, asingrey. I'm glad it was helpful! And thanks to Ev, for putting out such a wonderful resource for mag writers.
#135 - January 05, 2015, 08:04 AM
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Yes, thank you, Ev!
#136 - January 05, 2015, 08:14 AM

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Ev, somehow I missed the fact that you're an ezine editor/publisher! I loved reading through the articles and Sara's gave me some good ideas for re-using those padded envelopes, of which we have way too many from our online book and video habit.
#137 - January 05, 2015, 11:30 AM
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Ev, as always, a helpful resource even though I don't thank you very often. I am not very crafty so immediately wondered what God's eyes were. And now I know what to do to make my own bleacher pad. I usually carry a fat blanket but given that we walk to school, the thing is always getting unfolded. Thanks Sara!

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#138 - January 05, 2015, 12:36 PM
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Thanks everybody! I'm always happy if the ezine proves useful to folks.  :grouphug2
#139 - January 05, 2015, 12:41 PM

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Ev - Thanks so much for this wonderful resource! I love how you also include magazine markets that accept work by children and teens. My teenage son loves to write and had poetry published in Magic Dragon and Creative Kids magazines when he was younger. It was great to see those mags listed in your ezine and we are always on the lookout for more mag publishers that accept work written by teens. Your ezine is a wealth of wonderful information for all of us! ::-)

Sara - Thank you for your informative piece on submitting crafts to magazines!  You really got me thinking of some craft ideas to submit.  ::-)

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AnneB, Vijaya, and Sue G.: Thanks for your kind comments.  :flowers2
#141 - January 05, 2015, 05:36 PM
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Hi!

The March issue of Writing for Children's Magazines is posted:

http://evelynchristensen.com/mags.html

Thank you, Sue, for your encouraging comments. For others of you who might have kids who like to write, I mentioned a great resource for them in the Tidbits section this month.

Best wishes to all of you,
Ev
#142 - March 03, 2015, 08:59 AM

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Thank you, Ev! :)
#143 - March 03, 2015, 09:04 AM
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Just letting you know I posted the May issue of Writing for Children's Magazines Friday:

http://evelynchristensen.com/mags.html

Hope all of you are having success with your writing and subbing.
#144 - May 04, 2015, 09:50 AM

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Recommended! I just checked it out. Nicely done, again.
#145 - May 05, 2015, 10:54 AM
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Very helpful and interesting, thank you!
#146 - May 05, 2015, 11:04 AM

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 :thankyou Mirka and Beth, for your encouraging feedback.   :hug
#147 - May 08, 2015, 12:24 PM

I hope this question makes sense, but have you considered a mobile app? Or would the site work correctly with smart phone?
#148 - May 25, 2015, 02:28 AM

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Thank you, Sarah, for your suggestion. I always welcome new ideas and comments for improvement.

Unfortunately, I know nothing about developing a mobile app. My current website is totally free to me, with my only expense being the purchase of my domain name each year. My wonderful son Stephen (who currently works as a computer programmer at Google) helped me set up the website about ten years ago. He taught me a little html, and except for an occasional question to him, I've maintained the website by myself all these years.

I doubt that the free package I have with Atspace.com, my website host, allows mobile apps. But if you know about developing mobile apps and want to share with me information about how that's done, and if Atspace.com allows it, I would certainly be willing to consider it.

Also, if you know how to reformat my website so it's usable on a smart phone, I would be happy to have you share that information with me.
#149 - May 25, 2015, 09:00 AM

I don't at the moment, but I am wanting to learn HTML.^^

Also I've noted there seems to not be allot of middle grade litmags. I wonder if literary fiction is really that rare, or if someone just hasn't created the zine yet.

I approach "sensitive" real world issues without glorification or vilification with just a touch of fantasy. Though I've grown to hate the term "sensitive issue", as all to often it seems to be interpreted as dark and gritty.:/
#150 - May 25, 2015, 03:49 PM

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