Posted by: anitanolan | March 5, 2018

Fox Chapel Adds Children’s Imprint

From Publishers Weekly:

Happy Fox, a new children’s imprint from Fox Chapel Publishing, was unveiled at last month’s North American International Toy Fair. The East Petersburg, Pa.-based publishing house Fox Chapel, best known for its craft titles, saw an opportunity to expand its publications and appeal to a younger readership.


Fox Chapel Adds Children’s Book Imprint

Posted by: anitanolan | February 23, 2018

Picture Book Contest

Contest for self-published picture books, deadline November 2018.

The Gittle List 2018 Contest

Posted by: anitanolan | February 5, 2018

Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest

Submit once between August 15, 2017-April 1, 2018.


  • First Prize: $1,000
  • Second Prize: $250
  • Honorable Mentions: 10 awards of $100 each
  • Top 12 entries published online

No fee to enter. Judge: Jendi Reiter, assisted by Lauren Singer. Length limit: 250 lines. No restrictions on age or country. Please click the Submittable button below for full details. The results of our 17th annual contest will be announced on August 15, 2018.

More information (and links to past winning entries) here: Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest

Posted by: anitanolan | January 12, 2018

Local Authors’ Night

The Doylestown and Lahaska, PA, Bookshops are holding a local authors’ night Thursday, January 18th, at 6:30 PM.

Topics covered will include:

Our NEW Local Author Partnership book program, for self-published or small press authors.

What do authors need to submit for each book they would like to place on consignment with us.

Tips on scheduling events with Independent bookstores.

How to request an event for the Doylestown and Lahaska Bookshops.

What you should do leading up to the event, getting the word out.

Marketing suggestions for authors.

The event is free, with limited admission.

Sign up here:

Lahaska Local Authors Night

Posted by: anitanolan | January 6, 2018

Screenwriting Class in Solebury Twp, PA

A seven-week evening screenwriting class will be offered at the Solebury School in Solebury Township, Bucks County, PA, (near New Hope, PA). The classes are free and open to the public. 6:45 PM – 9:00 PM on Mondays, Jan. 22 through March 5th.

The class will be taught by Emmy-winner Chris Canaan.

Register by Friday, Jan 12th.

Posted by: anitanolan | December 14, 2017

Editor/Agent Moves

From Publisher’s Lunch:

Jennifer Wattley has joined Simon & Schuster Children’s as associate digital & social marketing manager. She was most recently production associate at St. Martin’s Press.

Jordan Hamessley has joined New Leaf Literary & Media as literary agent, focusing on children’s picture books, middle grade, young adult, and adult genre fiction.

Posted by: anitanolan | December 5, 2017

Mentorship Contest


Writing with the Stars is a mentorship opportunity for aspiring picture book writers and illustrators to win a free, three-month mentorship with a published author or author/illustrator. Mentors will help mentees further develop their craft and share invaluable advice and insight into the publishing world.

Posted by: anitanolan | November 7, 2017

Editor Promotions

From Publishers’ Lunch:

Jenica Nasworthy has been promoted to managing editor and Katrina Groover moves up to senior production editor for Simon & Schuster Children’s and Paula Wiseman Books. In addition, Clare McGlade has been promoted to senior production editor for Atheneum and Margaret K. McElderry Books, while Rebecca Vitkus is now associate production editor for Aladdin and Simon Pulse.

Posted by: anitanolan | November 1, 2017

Hook Line and Sinker Contest

Here’s a fun online contest. The first round closes soon, but you can enter in the next round if you miss this one.

Hook, Line, & Sinker Contest


Posted by: anitanolan | October 31, 2017

Editorial Changes

From Publisher’s Lunch:
At Flatiron Books, James Melia has been promoted to editor; Sarah Dotts Barley  has been promoted to executive editor, editorial director young adult; Caroline Bleeke  has been promoted to editor.

Navah Wolfe is now senior editor at Saga Press; and at Simon & Schuster Children’s, Liz Kossnar moves up to editor, Alexa Pastor is associate editor, and Alex Borbolla has been promoted to assistant editor.

Children’s book editor and former literary agent Alli Brydon has launched an independent children’s book editing and writing business called Alli Brydon Creative, providing kid lit coaching, editing, and writing services to authors and publishers.

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