Over on Space on The Bookshelf we're kicking off our Carnegie Features, with a review of 'A Boy and A Bear in a Boat' and mini-interview with author Dave Shelton.
Come over, have a read and enter our Carnegie Giveaway!…
Added by Sally-Jayne Poyton on May 17, 2013 at 11:21 — No Comments
Armed with enthusiasm and a decent pair of flat shoes, I dived head long into my first foray into the world of publishing via The London Book Fair which took place at Earl's Court.
For three days,…Continue
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Over on Space on the Bookshelf there's a feature about BBC Radio 2's 500 word kids's writing competition, with an interview with a judge, George Kirk, and one of the kid's who made through from the 90,000 entries to the second phase of 3,000...
Added by Sally-Jayne Poyton on April 26, 2013 at 12:45 — No Comments
Don't be shy! Share your news for Celebrations! For our weekly Celebrations Round-up, send short items, including brief bio, up to 150 words, written in third person, in a single black font with book titles in italics. Our round-up list includes Published (by a traditional publisher),Deals, Winner, Shortlisted, Nominated. We only accept self-published titles that have reached 1,000 sales. Please supply book titles, publication date, publisher or if self-published. Must be children's…Continue
Added by Kathryn Evans on April 22, 2013 at 8:48 — No Comments
Over at 'Space on The Bookshelf' Jo Wyton talks about why it's a good time to be a fan of stories, and the innovative storytelling techniques and opportunities the internet opens up. . .
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New Children's Literature Blog launch today! 'Space on the Bookshelf' celebrates Children's Literature and the people that promote children's books. With features, and our unique 3D reviews, featuring reviews by adult readers and child readers side by side, plus author interviews profiles, and editor interviews.
It all kicks off today with a 3D review of Mo O'Hara's 'My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish'…
Added by Sally-Jayne Poyton on April 5, 2013 at 10:29 — No Comments
I haven't blogged here for ages. I've been busy with www.thefuneverse.com, co-moderating Picturebook Too! our SCBWI ecrit group, and my various writing projects, not to mention Exeter Write-Ins and Socials: …Continue
Added by Lesley Moss on April 2, 2013 at 15:36 — No Comments
a few frosted thoughts on writing…Continue
Added by Tish Farrell on April 2, 2013 at 13:39 — No Comments
All you have to do is Like Her Sister's Voice Facebook Page to win a copy of Her Sister's Voice and Her Other Voice. Draw will take place on Sunday April 14th. Good Luck!…Continue
Added by Lesley Cheetham on March 17, 2013 at 18:15 — No Comments
I am in two critique groups formally and also critique with two other friends from a course I did in Faber. I also write with my friend and he is usually my first reader.
But what do I want from a critique group?
Firstly I want honest feedback from my critique group. They are my truth buddies. I want them to say what I have written isn’t working if it doesn’t work. I want them to say that the rhyme is forced or the story line is slight or they can’t find it funny. I want them…Continue
Added by Chitra Soundar on March 17, 2013 at 9:08 — No Comments
Tulika Books are based in Chennai, India. It is my home-town. Well, it is a coastal city. When I started writing picture books in earnest, my first ambition was to be published by Tulika. One of my writer acquaintances had got a book with them and then I found another. I was jealous and I was green with envy. All in a good way of course.
Although I had started publishing in magazines and with a Singapore publisher, getting a picture book in print…Continue
I recently wrote here, http://www.chitrasoundar.com/due-to-be-released/, about how the character names for two of my picture books were chosen. Now that I have a baby nephew, I try and see if I can use his name for the next book – of course something that he might be interested in reading when he grows up.
The other thing I keep wondering and keep doodling about is dedication. There are some books where my friend has…Continue
Added by Chitra Soundar on March 17, 2013 at 8:53 — No Comments
From the Stone Age to 1688 - the Glorious Revolution for Primary Schools and onwards to Mrs Thatcher for Secondary Schools. The story of Britain excludes rest of world. Read the proposals here http://www.history.org.uk/news/news_1715.html Make your views known to the Dept for Education. The Historical Association has…Continue
Added by Ilona Aronovsky on March 15, 2013 at 0:41 — No Comments
Please note that I am stepping down from my role as Ecritique Co-ordinator.
Chitra Soundar will be taking over from me, and I know I leave you in extremely capable hands.
During the handover process, we will not be forming new groups, but Chitra will be looking at waiting lists and the formation of new groups as soon as she's settled into her new role. Please bear with us.
Please direct all your queries re Ecritique to…Continue
Added by Nicky Schmidt on March 12, 2013 at 11:05 — No Comments
I have been chosen as one of the judges for the BBC Radio 2 500 Words short story competition! I have 30 lovely stories to read by the 25th March. Spare time? What spare time?
Added by Dee Kirkby on March 9, 2013 at 9:53 — No Comments
Just had a commission through from Yellow house to illustrate 4 pirate books plus to do some animation as well. Love illustrating characters pirates are great.Does anyone know of any companies who like more concept art,sketches and character design,I'm with a small American company but have had now work as yet
Added by ERIC HEYMAN on February 8, 2013 at 13:34 — No Comments
Just setting up a new company to go into local primary schools called "STORY MONSTERS" its with a friend of mine Nigel Crowle he's a Bafta award winning script writer . Basically we have come up with some stories which can be adapted by the children the first one was called MY DINNER LADY IS A VAMPIRE ,we found in the majority of cases the girls loved doing the story and the boys liked illustrating,Nigel helps with building the story and I help with the pictures its aimed at all the key…Continue
Added by ERIC HEYMAN on February 8, 2013 at 13:28 — No Comments
The event last night was fabulous. Ali Sparkes is a entertaining and inspirational speaker, the book swap was great fun and the food was yummy. I have several photos to share and thought this would be a good place to do it rather than clogging up the inboxes of the SCBWI Chichester branch members. However, I am struggling to post them here because they are coming out too large, sideways and all other kinds of frustrating technofail. So, for those of you who want to see the photos and / or…Continue
Added by Dee Kirkby on February 8, 2013 at 7:12 — No Comments
Is a positive attitude the answer to the pain of submissions?
Find out here http://authorontheedge.blogspot.co.uk
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