February 28, 2012

Looking for a Picture Book Agent?

If you are writing picture books, there is a good chance that you are feeling frustrated in today's market.  But here is the good news - the picture book market is turning around!  Sure, the competition is stiff, but doesn't that make you write a BETTER picture book?  We all benefit.  With downloadable apps, school visits, and interactive books, the picure book market is developing better opportunities for creativity. And if you want to start with an agent, SCBWI NJ Regional Advisor Kathy Temean has this agent list on her blog that directs you to the folks that are accepting picture book manuscripts.  Go for it! 

February 12, 2012

SCBWI Winter Conference - Get In On the Action!

Miss the annual SCBWI winter conference in NYC this year?  Lucky for you, updates on the fabulous editors, agents and authors are available on the SCBWI link.  Live bloggers gave us the details, interviews and action happening on stage and behind the scenes.  Check out the page for what's happening in the industry.  Are you writing what is marketable?  What will help YOU get published?

February 2, 2012

Highlights: Writing for Magazines, Fiction and Non-fiction

I love writing for Highlights Magazine, and with over 2 million subscribers, who wouldn't want to get their name in print with this well-known magazine?  So how do you craft articles that Highlights, National Geographic Kids, BabyBug and Cobblestone will accept?  What do they want to see?  How about their current needs?  Highlights has the answer for you with their March workshop: Writing for Magazines, Fiction and Non-fiction.  The all-star cast includes editors from National Geographic Kids, Highlights, and the Cobblestone Publishing Group.  Mark your calendars and get ready to submit!