AFCC Call for Papers Open Now!

Looking for a chance to connect and share with fellow professionals and experts in children’s publishing? Network, explore and learn at the Asian Festival of Children’s Content in Singapore! The festival runs from May 17th-21st, 2017 and will feature a wide variety of illustrators, authors, publishing professionals, and early literacy experts – and one of them could be you! The AFCC Call for Papers is open now. Submit your proposal by October 1st, 2016 to be considered as a speaker.

The RLGL Longer Works Category Has a Winner!

Thank you to all of the authors who participated in RLGL this year!. Kissy loved digging through all of your submissions, and he found stories with intriguing characters, snappy dialogue, and imagery that were almost as good as bacon!

After weeks of searching, Kissy has found a manuscript in the Longer Works category that he really wants to sink his teeth into.

RLGL Round 8-Longer Works is OPEN until Friday, 6/3/16 CST, New entrants may enter anytime

Round 8 for this year’s Red Light, Green Light contest is OPEN for submissions! Remember, this is only for longer works; we are no longer accepting entries for picture books. New entrants to the longer works category may enter at any time so long as the round is open. Woof!

To expedite our review process, and given the volume of entries we are receiving, we are reinstating feedback codes to deliver your results.

RLGL Round 7-Longer Works is OPEN until Tuesday, 5/17/16 CST, New entrants may enter anytime

Round 7 for this year’s Red Light, Green Light contest is OPEN for submissions! Remember, this is only for longer works; we are no longer accepting entries for picture books. New entrants to the longer works category may enter at any time so long as the round is open. Woof!

To expedite our review process, and given the volume of entries we are receiving, we are reinstating feedback codes to deliver your results.

RLGL Round 6-Longer Works is OPEN until Saturday, 5/7/16 CST, New entrants may enter anytime

Round 6 for this year’s Red Light, Green Light contest is OPEN for submissions! Remember, this is only for longer works; we are no longer accepting entries for picture books. New entrants to the longer works category may enter at any time so long as the round is open. Woof!!

To expedite our review process, and given the volume of entries we are receiving, we are reinstating feedback codes to deliver your results.

RLGL Round 5 is OPEN until Thursday, 4/21/16 CST, New entrants may enter anytime

Hello, everyone! We swear we’re not trying to torture all of you lovely folks waiting for your RLGL Round 4 feedback, but between Cynthea’s recent 2016 Oklahoma Book Award win for Bike On, Bear!, her radio appearance this last Monday,an upcoming school visit, and training some new interns on how to give proper belly rubs, Kissy has been extremely busy. Now that things have calmed down a little, Kissy will be digging through your submissions over the next few days.

RLGL Round 4 OPEN extended until Wednesday, 3/9/2016 @ 11:59 CST, New entrants may enter anytime

****Pardon for the pooch’s clerical error! We are so busy over here we didn’t update the post and the round on Submittable! Due to unforeseen circumstances, Cynthea has been called away to deal with some things that required her immediate attention so …. Kissy decided to give everyone a free pass to the next round, unless the submitter was on their last page in which case he and Cynthea weighed in to determine if there was a winner.  Sooo, don’t relax yet.

RLGL Round 3 OPEN extended to Tuesday, 3/1/2016 @ 11:59 CST, New entrants may enter anytime

*I want to thank you all for your patience with receiving feedback! I’ve got so much to munch on. I’m extending the round until March 1st (11:59pm CST) so that everyone can get their Round 3 submissions in. Keep an eye on your inboxes! Feedback is on the way! Woof!!

Round 3 for this year’s Red Light, Green Light contest is open for submissions! New entrants may enter at any time so long as the round is open.

RLGL – ROUND 2 OPEN extended until Wed 2/24/16 @ 11:59 PM CST, New Entrants Welcome

The second Round for this year’s Red Light, Green Light contest is open for submissions!

*Update posted 2/24 at 5:30PM CST: All Round 1 results have been given. If you didn’t hear anything on your ROUND 1 submission, let us know. Round 2 closes tonight so get your next page in if you passed.

Some stats to give you some idea of where you stand:

Chances of publication among the general populous in real life: <1%, roughly.