Reviving Dead Stories to Submit to Magazines

For Kidlit Zombie Week this year, I want to share how I’ve been reviving my old “dead” stories.  When I started writing for children in 2018, I wrote many stories. I also received lots of helpful feedback from critique partners. Some manuscripts I decided were OK for practice but not good enough to pursue, so …

#50PreciousWords Writing Contest & More

Every year since 2016, author Vivian Kirkfield hosts #50PreciousWords. The requirements are: Write a story appropriate for kids ages 12 or under, that has a total word count of 50 or less. Check out all the sure-to-be-super stories here. This is my third year participating. In 2019, my story To the Tip-Top! was one of …

Valentine’s Day Books We Love AND Valentiny Contest!

I’ve always loved holiday picture books, and there’s something so sweet and special about reading Valentine’s Day stories with little ones in February. Here are some fun ones! Today is also the day Susanna Leonard Hill’s Valentiny contest opens up! I love Susanna’s contests and have been participating happily since December of 2018. You can …

Happy World Read Aloud Day!

February 3 is World Read Aloud Day! Click here for wonderful literacy activities from LitWorld. I tend to check out huge #kidlitbookstacks each time I visit my local library. It’s fun for me to see which books get the “Let’s read it again” stamp of approval from my little ones. In honor of this special …

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