Tuesday, April 07, 2009

A little behind....

Okay -- time to close a few tabs. My computer screen is starting to look like my binder in high school...

First, a note from author extraordinare and CompuServe Books & Writers Forum section leader --

Ann Featherstone, longtime editor with Fitzhenry & Whiteside and formerly with Orca, will be the guest editor on Compuserve's Books and Writers Community forum for two weeks,
starting April 13. In the first week, she'll answer questions.
In the
second week, she'll give virtual blue pencil sessions to a number of
submissions. Here's what she'll give feedback on:

The first page of a children's or YA novel, or the first page of a
picture book text
A query letter
A pitch

She will select from those submitted, not necessarily the best, but the ones that exemplify something in particular. She will also select the three best submissions and award prizes to those three.

Second and third prize will be an editorial critique of an entire first chapter and outline. First prize will be that too, plus a phone conversation with Ann so that she can go into more depth with her comments.

In order to participate, go here:


You will have to sign up, but it's free. Once you get there, scroll down to the YA/Children's section for complete instructions.

And at last, a meaningful glossary -- apparently this was first posted in 2006, but it deserves a revisit now. Please note the definition of 'author'...

And finally -- This is what I get for not sleeping enough...


Pee Ess

Don't forget the Skateboard Limerick Contest over on Darby Speaks. Closes Friday!


A Novel Woman said...

Is that not the sweetest kitten ever? S. showed that to me yesterday after H. sent it, saying that's how she feels in the middle of exams.

kc dyer said...

I totally stole it from Heather, by the way. I just didn't want to put a link to her FB page, since I am not an official 'friend', but merely an interloper on her sister's account! [g]