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  • Please join me in Los Angeles for the International SCBWI Summer Conference

    May 24, 2012

    Cynthea

    One of my favorite events of the year is the SCBWI-LA conference, the largest conference in the world for children’s book writers and illustrator. It’s coming soon (August 3-6th)!  Please join me at the conference and say hello! Once more, ...

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  • Cuyler, Margery

    March 1, 2012

    adminassist

    Job Title & Company Information: Amazon Children’s Publishing, Publisher More Information: 2011: http://balkinbuddies.blogspot.com/2011/03/margery-cuyler-author-of-numerous-books.html 2011: http://www.adamsliterary.com/clients/cuyler/cuyler.html 2012:  http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/contributor/margery-cuyler 2013: http://www.margerycuyler.com/home.html  

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  • A Free-tique Round is Open: Free-for-All for First Pages

    November 15, 2011

    Cynthea

    UPDATE: THIS FREE-TIQUE ROUND IS CLOSED. I’m responding to submitted pages as fast as I can. Please be patient as I return your free-tiques! It may take me a few days, given the number of submissions.  If you missed the ...

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  • Making the Most out of your Conference Critique

    July 28, 2011

    Cynthea

    Your hands are sweating. You lie awake at night. You can’t stop thinking about your face-to-face critique with the publishing professional of your dreams. On the day of the conference, you manage to stumble to the registration desk, blurt out ...

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  • What? You haven’t heard? WriteOnCon is open!

    July 8, 2010

    Cynthea

    Hey everyone, Whenever I hear of something uber-cool for writers that also happens to be free, I think to myself — my readers will want to know about this! I hereby present to you WriteOnCon – the first online conference for kidlit ...

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  • RLGL feedback has been returned!

    July 7, 2010

    Cynthea

    Hey, everyone, Snoop and I are happy to report that we’ve finished all feedback for this last game of RLGL. If we missed yours somehow, please forward your WHY WHY WHY email to sub at cynthealiu DOT come or leave us ...

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  • RLGL is officially over: how to get feedback

    June 8, 2010

    Cynthea

    Well, we’ve read, we’ve mulled, we’ve chewed. The winner for RLGL in the longer-work category is #102! #102, you do not need to do anything to receive your free-tique, other than to remind Snoop on July 1st that we promised ...

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  • RLGL Sudden Death Results

    June 7, 2010

    Cynthea

    Snoop is having trouble deciding which entry should win sudden death. He has decided to sleep on it, knowing that tomorrow will shed new light. Please hang tight – we will re-read the entries tomorrow and make a determination. ...

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  • Round 7 RLGL Results, Sudden Death in effect

    June 3, 2010

    Cynthea

    Snoop says, RED LIGHT! All entries submitted before June 2, 11:59PM CST have been reviewed.   We have a winner for the longer-work category. A number of people have cleared page 7 (some, just barely).  We have a six-way tie. If you ...

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  • RLGL Round 7 Results tonight!

    June 3, 2010

    Cynthea

    Hey all, I know many of you are anxiously awaiting results for Round 7. This is your update that they will be coming tonight. I don’t know when, but please try to relax and enjoy your afternoon while you ...

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