- Do you have a picture book in you?
Erica Verrillo has put together a list of 24 publishers accepting picture books without an agent. Check it out.
- Picture books aren’t going anywhere.
Except perhaps across borders. A trade publishing house Amazon Publishing has created a new children’s book imprint Amazon Crossing Kids that will focus on children’s picture books in translation.
- Are you–an adult–into picture books?
You aren’t alone. “Why have we come to a place where picture books are relegated to the landscape only of the very young? It was not always thus.”
Go write one, or read one, enjoy!
Image: Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Claude Renoir, c. 1904. Oil on canvas, Overall: 21 5/8 x 18 1/4 in. (55 x 46.3 cm). BF935. Public Domain.
Submitting to Rattle is a cinch. Getting published in this American poetry magazine is not easy. But it’s worth a try.
Do you dream of getting published in Rattle?
- Follow the weekly critiques Timothy Green (Rattle’s Editor) posts on Facebook.
(Like this one.)
They just might bring you a step closer to the realization of your dream.
Tim’s critiques are respectful, insightful, thought-provoking, and fun.
Watch them live if you can, post questions or comments in the thread. Or catch up later. Submit your own poem for a critique, if you dare.
Watch, listen, learn, contribute, have fun, keep writing, keep submitting, get published!
Image: Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot. Pensive Young Woman (Jeune femme pensive), 1855–1860. Oil on panel (later mounted to plywood), Overall: 12 1/2 × 9 5/16 in. (31.8 × 23.7 cm). BF822. Public Domain.
Happy Pi Day!
- Are you still on Google Plus?
Google Plus is leaving us for good. Time to “ungoogle+”.
Anne R. Allen takes you through all the steps of doing it properly.
Do it now — April 2 will be here before you know it.
Why not write a fun poem, and submit it to a contest?
Why Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest?
- No Entry Fee.
- Published poems are eligible.
- In addition to English submitted poems may contain “inspired gibberish.”
- First prize is $1,000.
- Sponsored by Winning Writers and Duotrope — legit.
Deadline is April 1, 2019.
Write and submit!
Image: Pi Pie, created at Delft University of Technology, applied physics, seismics and acoustics; Public Domain
When we grow young
we find that on upside
to getting wrinkles
is our happiness.
We try no more
to turn the ocean tide —
we ride with it
and readily confess
that there’s one thing
we ever understood,
one truth, yours for the taking:
life is good.
© 2014 Sasha A. Palmer
Image: © 2018 Nino Chakvetadze, reproduced with permission.
Sorry for the image of cupcakes in case you’ve given up sweets for Lent. Hang in there, and have a beautiful and rich Lenten Season.