From Craft to Career: How to Make a Financial Life as a Children’s Book Writer

Last week, I spoke for the SCBWI-IL Chicago network along with Savy Leiser.  We had a lovely group who were interested in my sharing the slides from that talk. From Craft to Career: How to Make A Financial Life as a Children’s Book Writer and take note: as a busy writer, you don’t HAVE to waste your precious time formatting PPT presentations.  Spend that time on what you’re actually saying and the content of your talk.

Code 7 Challenge: Kissy will be hard at work at Starts With Us!

Hello everyone,

Today is a flagship day as Kissy and I announce our latest challenge for those of you who are looking for some feedback on your manuscript. It’s RLGL on steroids and maybe just maybe we can help you get your book published too!  If you’d like Kissy to sniff at your manuscript and the editorial team at Starts With Us, take the Code 7 Challenge and get crackin’!

 

 

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.