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