The 7 Days of HoliYAY! Day 3

My writing group, Critique Sisters, and I are getting into the giving spirit by doing a week of giveaways. Each day, you can visit a new blog for a chance to win a book or #kidlit prize. The giveaway will close on Sunday evening 12/6, and winners will be announced on Monday, December 7th. Think …

#KidLitZombieWeek Check-In & Success Story!

Hello, kid lit friends! We at 6 Ladies and a MANuscript have some news that we’ve been dying to share!  Judith Valdes Breidenstine is our first #KidLitZombieWeek success story! She recently signed with her literary agent, Hilary Harwell of KT Literary. The story that she submitted to her agent was the one she resurrected during …

More November Thursday Read-Throughs!

Last week I participated for the first time with my friend and critique partner, Maryna Doughty, in Thursday Read-Throughs. I enjoyed reading the work of three of the winners, Dana Miroballi, Bonnie Kelso, and Armineh Manookian. It’s time for another round!  Would you like a recording of your kid lit material (1000 words or less)? …

Thursday Read-Throughs with Maryna Doughty

My friend and critique partner, Maryna Doughty, has begun a new blog series called Thursday Read-Throughs. This week I’m excited to join her!  Picture books are meant to be read aloud, so it’s important for authors to hear their work read aloud. A recording of a first-time read-through can give a writer insights into the …

Halloweensie Story #2: Skeleton Ring

I wrote two stories this year for Halloweensie. This one was inspired by my little one’s recent interest in a Halloween ring. Skeleton Ring By  Sarah Meade Word Count: 100 A witch woke me. “Happy Halloween!” I shrieked. Mom giggled, removing her mask. “Time for pumpkin pancakes!” I laughed. Halloween’s our favorite. After breakfast, we …

Halloweensie Story #1: Halloween with Trixie & the Twins

It’s time once again for one of Susanna Leonard Hill’s wonderful writing contests. Although this is only my second year participating, 2020 marks ten years of Halloweensie! The rules are simple: tell a Halloween story in 100 words or less, including the words skeleton, mask, and creep. A scary fun challenge! Halloween with Trixie & …

October Opportunities in Kidlit

What an exciting month in the kidlit world! Opportunities abound like pumpkins in a patch. The deadline has passed to submit a story, but there’s still time to read the amazing entries to the second annual #FallWritingFrenzy contest! Hosted by agent/author Kaitlyn Sanchez and author Lydia Lukadis, this contest offers 36 great prizes. To read …

Fall Writing Frenzy 2020: Chippy Little

I’m delighted to be participating for the second year in the Fall Writing Frenzy contest, hosted by Kaitlyn Sanchez and Lydia Lukidis. Click for info on the rules: https://lydialukidis.wordpress.com/fall-writing-frenzy-contest-2020/ CHIPPY LITTLE By Sarah Meade Word Count: 200 Two chipmunks chased each other up and down and around the tall trees on Folly Farm. “Oh MY!” …

#SunWriteFun Contest: Seafood Shack

Seafood Shack By Sarah Meade  Word Count: 197 “Welcome to Seafood Shack! I’m Melody, and I’ll be serving you tonight. Our specials are lobster thermidor and crab cakes. What can I get you to drink?”  “Lemonade, please,” said Mom. “Same here,” said Dad. “Me too,” said Casey. “OK, I’ll be right back!”  “I think I’ll …

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