I am running a poetry workshop on the first HamHigh Literary Festival this September and we will be focusing on Surprising ways into poetry. Click on the link and scroll down to my entry. Hope to see you there!
HamHigh Literary Festiva
Added by Miriam Halahmy on August 31, 2009 at 18:47 —
HI EVERYONE HAVE BEEN AWAY SURFING IN CORNWALL SO HAVEN'T HAD A LOOK AT THE SITE OR MY E MAILS FOR AGES,HAD SOME SMASHING NEWS FROM MIKE JOLLEY WHO'S THE ART DIRECTOR OF TEMPLAR PUBLISHING IN DORKING AND THEY HAVE VERY KINDLY KEPT MY WORK ON FILE.I THINK SOMEONE BETTER WAKE ME UP COS THIS IS A FANTASTIC DREAM,I HOPE YOU DON'T I'M BIG HEADED BECAUSE I AM NOT,IT 'S JUST PERSISTENCE ,AND SOME OF THE NEW STYLE AND IDEA'S WHICH ARE NOT ON MY WEBSITE,I THINK IT'S TIME TO HAVE A… Continue
Added by ERIC HEYMAN on August 30, 2009 at 20:28 —
For those few of you who might have been following my Nihilation blog
, I've now posted Chapter Four. This one introduces the last of the main four characters (Nate, Jack, Polly and Magya), and the weirdest one, as Magya is not human.
I'd love to have your feedback. The TW crit group liked it, but they're all such nice people I'm not sure they'd be very tough on me. So come on. I can take it (I… Continue
Added by Jeannette Towey on August 30, 2009 at 10:22 —
I'm running a competition on my blog to win signed copies of books by Alexander Gordon Smith. He was a recent and excellent interviewee on my blog.
I have three sets of FURNACE:LOCKDOWN and FURNACE:SOLITARY. Plus some extra goodies.
For the younger reader I have three sets of THE INVENTORS and THE INVENTORS AND THE CITY OF STOLEN SOULS.
Enter yourself, tell your kids - open to all.
Added by Tracy Ann Baines on August 17, 2009 at 9:59 —
any you scbwi people going to the CBC children's book pub quiz on wednesday (19th?)
last year there was a table each for most of the different children's publishers plus SCBWI. sadly the scbwi group came bottom ... the little tiger press table was far too knowledgeable about children's publishing. who knows, this year might be different.
if you're coming,… Continue
Added by candygourlay on August 16, 2009 at 16:12 —
The agents' party is now completely sold out and the waiting list is closed too! Sorry!
Added by Sue Hyams on August 13, 2009 at 14:41 —
just to explain - it's Sue Hyams or me approving the membership enquiries (update
! Nick Cross has kindly taken over from me as webmaster of SCBWI British Isles. Please direct all enquiries to him - he has also taken over the email@example.com email address!). and the delays? usually have to do with child care, holidays, not checking our email - also we have to contact the US to confirm memberships and that adds to the time it takes to… Continue
Added by candygourlay on August 12, 2009 at 14:30 —
I've been avoiding SCBWI ning pages and I'm soooo sorry. It's only because the SCBWI yahoo groups is so good at updates and I've also got the teen fiction ning pages to run. So there are a few updates since my last posting...
Amaline's Pirates got the attention of an agent who said he'd like to see something for an older audience. I showed him The Howling Moon, my werewolf story for 9-12 year olds. He liked it, suggested changes, then dropped it. Ouch!!!
I'll be working… Continue
Added by Holly Stacey on August 11, 2009 at 13:04 —
HI EVERYONE I'VE HAD SOMEMORE GOOD NEWS,IGLOO BOOKS HAVE ACCEPTED MY WORK WHICH IS GREAT,ALSO I HAD AN E MAIL THIS AFTERNOON FROM ELINOR BAGENAL FROM CHICKEN HOUSE PUBLISHERS AND THEY HAVE KEPT MY WORK ASWELL,HONESTLY I DON'T BELIEVE THIS MAYBE THEY ARE JUST HAVING ME ON AND THROWN MY STUFF AWAY OR AM I DREAMING ,I DID HAVE SOME WORK TURNED DOWN BY PUFFIN WHO VERY KINDLY RETURNED MY ILLUSTRATIONS SAY IT WASN'T SUITABLE FOR THEIR LISTS.I'VE ALSO SENT STUFF OFF TO BLOOMSBURY,KID'S AT… Continue
Added by ERIC HEYMAN on August 10, 2009 at 18:34 —
Posted an interview with Sam Enthoven, author of The Black Tattoo and Tim: Defender of the Earth.
You can read it here - http://talltalesandshortstories.blogspot.com/
Added by Tracy Ann Baines on August 8, 2009 at 15:28 —
Bug Belly came home at the weekend! Unannounced, in a jif bag. Not that I wasn't happy to see him back here, it's just that he came with a rejection letter attached from Walker books.
There were some strong words of encouragement and so I took their advice and sent him off to the next publisher. He was only in the studio for one working day, so that's not a bad pit stop really.
This time I might send off clones to other publishers at the same time.
Added by Paul Morton on August 5, 2009 at 0:10 —