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 :yay Great news, Cindy! Congratulations!
#31 - June 25, 2012, 04:17 AM
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Does anyone know which publishers/editors are especially open to poetry collections in addition to Wordsong, the poetry imprint of Boyds Mills Press? Laurie

The Mary Ballard Poetry Prize (20 - 40 page chapbook) accepts collections for children. Only open 5 more days, though (deadline June 30). No fee to enter. Book contract and $500 advance.

http://caseyshaypress.blogspot.com/2012/04/2013-mary-ballard-poetry-chapbook-prize.html
#32 - June 25, 2012, 06:52 AM
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So glad to hear all of the successes and the hopefuls as well.  I've been traveling and missed saying hooray on a more timely basis, but congratz to everyone who's posted so far. Let's keep the good news coming!
#33 - July 18, 2012, 10:06 AM
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This is a motivational thread! I do write children's poems, mostly when I am taking a break from my WIP which is a novel, but I've never submitted. I just never knew where to start. Maybe it's time!
#34 - July 18, 2012, 10:21 AM

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I have something to look forward to- a poem in Hopscotch, the Dec. 2014 issue.

And, I saw DianaM's poem in Clubhouse Jr., Aug. issue, I believe.   Loved it!
#35 - July 31, 2012, 07:47 AM

Hey, thanks so much Cindy! :)

I just got contributor copies yesterday. And the same day, got copies for High Five too! I have a poem in the September issue (which is out now).

It's so exciting to see work in print.
#36 - August 01, 2012, 08:03 AM
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I forgot to say…congratulations on Hopscotch! Always nice to have work forthcoming. :horse:
#37 - August 01, 2012, 08:15 AM
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Diana....saw your work in High Five this month!  I was exclaiming to my kids, "I know this author!  I know her!"  So much fun to read.  Gus is like my son....very slow....  :)
#38 - August 01, 2012, 08:47 AM
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LOL! Thanks, Kellie! Yes, my older daughter (7) is very slow--just like me.

I love when I recognize a name in one of the magazines. I do the same thing! :)
#39 - August 01, 2012, 09:04 AM
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My granddaughter gets High Five. I will look for your poem, Diana, next time I'm visiting her. (Which will be soon. Can't stay away from grandkids for very long.) I have some poems holding with High Five, so I'm hoping....
#40 - August 01, 2012, 02:50 PM

Cindy, we just came back from a visit with the grandparents. Nope. Can't stay away long! Hope you hear soon from High Five! Good luck.
#41 - August 01, 2012, 06:17 PM
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Love all the happy news. And hey, Diana, I just sold a poem this January to Clubhouse (Sr) mag. Don't have the issue date yet.... so I'm just learning patience... again. Congrats on both your pieces!
#42 - August 02, 2012, 10:10 AM
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Thanks, Carrie! And congratulations to you as well! Hope you don't have too long to wait. Ah, the waiting. Seems to be a constant.
#43 - August 02, 2012, 06:46 PM
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In the past few years, I've sold poems to Hopscotch, Ladybug, Highlights, Highlights High Five. I haven't been writing much poetry lately, focusing more on books, but Highlights and the Carus group are my top two picks. I've been very happy with the finished products in those mags.

Definitely joining in on the group hug for poets  :grouphug2  Poetry can be difficult to find a publishing home for...but I love it, and I don't think I'll ever give it up entirely!


#44 - August 06, 2012, 11:11 AM

Personally, I find prose much more difficult to write and submit. Partially because I don't practice as much. I prefer the structure of metrical verse, whether I'm writing something short or pb-length.

#45 - August 08, 2012, 07:36 AM
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I've had a few poems published in magazines:  Ladybug, one coming up in Highlights, Fun For Kidz, Pockets, Fandangle,   maybe 30 or so altogether.  I've had way more poems for adults make it into lit. mags and anthologies.  You'd think it would be the other way around, that the market would be better for children's poetry, but that doesn't seem to be the case for me.
#46 - October 02, 2012, 01:44 PM

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I adore poetry!  :yup  I just wish there were more anthologies or magazines that published it!

I've sold poems to Stories for Children and Ladybug so far. I have three collections of poetry, but no luck yet getting them published! I wish everyone loved poetry like we do!   :yaywave:
#47 - October 02, 2012, 01:53 PM
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So far, I've had more success with adult poetry. I did have a poem accepted with Stories for Children.

God bless,
Susan
#48 - October 02, 2012, 04:35 PM
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I have a poem posted today (plus a video of me reading it) at No Water River.

No Water River is an amazing and totally unique resource on the Internet -- Renee LaTulippe has been collecting videos of poets reading their own poems and has quite a library now. She also includes really thoughtful extension activities for teachers and students. She also has a collection of videos of herself reading classic children's poems.

Check it out: http://www.nowaterriver.com
#49 - October 12, 2012, 08:33 AM

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Glad I ran across this thread. I really love children's poetry (and poetry in general) and am glad to see it is still being created, sold, published, etc.! I dabble in it myself so this gives me hope

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#50 - November 04, 2012, 08:15 PM
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Just wanted to mention, I recently went to the Scholastic Book Fair at my daughter's school, and I would say about 60% of the picture books were written in rhyme.

On a side note, I was excited to see three blueboarders represented! Jean Reidy ("Too Princessy!"--written in rhyme), Tammi Sauer, and Jodi Moore. :)
#51 - November 24, 2012, 04:54 AM
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This thread is not only a nice hug to all poets out there, but it's becoming a useful list of publishers accepting poetry.

Thank you for starting it. : )
#52 - December 05, 2012, 12:27 PM
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I love children's poetry.  Yesterday I had three poems accepted by High Five and Hello.  Wahoo!
#53 - December 06, 2012, 04:29 AM
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Congratulations x 3, Jody!  :carrot :carrot :carrot
#54 - December 06, 2012, 06:08 AM
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Yes, that's awesome, Jody!!!  Huge congratulations to you.  :drumroll
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Thanks, Diana and Ev!
#56 - December 06, 2012, 01:52 PM
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Congrats Jody! Keep poetry alive!!

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#57 - December 06, 2012, 03:48 PM
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Thanks, AJ.  It's one of my favorite forms!
#58 - December 06, 2012, 04:28 PM
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Wow! Wow! Wow! How exciting that mail was! Congrats!

(And didn't I see a rebus in Clubhouse Jr. with your name on it?)
#59 - December 06, 2012, 05:39 PM
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Wow, Jody, that's great news! Highlights is such a great organization. Congratulations.
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