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Children's Book Publishers Accepting Submissions

Publisher's Accepting Unsolicited Manuscript Submissions This is a list of children's book publishers that accept unsolicited manuscript submissions, or have at ...

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1st Ever Kindred Poetry Challenge

It's time for the 1st ever Kindred Poetry Challenge! This is an Instagram exclusive. Here's how this is going to work: ...

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Writing Tools - A list of Ten Essential Tools for Writers

In this top 10 list, I'm tackling tools that make life easier for the writer. These writing tools can be ...

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Oldest Poem Ever Written - The Epic of Gilgamesh

In honor of National Poetry Month, I'd like to spotlight what is largely considered the oldest known poem ever written: ...

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Distraction-Free Writing

Distraction-Free Writing I've noticed a big push lately toward writing free of distractions. I would guess that any writers out there ...

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Book Spotlight: Haven of Dante

Book Spotlight on Haven of Dante It's time to shed a light on a new deserving title. This time, it's not ...

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Top Ten Children's Book Publishers

I decided it was time for another Top Ten List. So, here we go... **Links updated 10/16/2015** Top Ten Children's Book Publishers that ...

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How to Write an Email Query Letter or Submission

How to Write a Query Letter for Email Submissions So, you've written a masterpiece children's book and you want to send ...

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Awesome Words for Dictionary Day

I love words and I enjoy lists. So, in honor of Dictionary Day, I thought I would make a list ...

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Moonshine - A New Poem

Some of you may already know (I hope) that I recently published my first collection of poetry titled Scattered Light, ...

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A Poem a Day – My Puppy Punched Me In the Eye

My Puppy Punched Me In the Eye A Funny Pet Poem for Kids My puppy punched me in the eye. My rabbit whacked my ear. My ferret gave a frightful cry and roundhouse kicked my rear. My lizard flipped me upside down. My kitten kicked my head. My hamster slammed me to the ground and…

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Writer’s Relief Links Roundup, April 2013

Our staff members are always on the lookout for the latest tips, trends, and helpful tools for writers so we can better guide our clients and readers. And while we’ve always offered a variety of free articles and resources written and prepared by our own staff members, our Links Roundups provide readers with regular updates…

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25 Synonyms for “Sign” and “Symbol”

Various words referring to pictorial representations of objects or ideas often have precise connotations. Here are many words conveying subtle shades of meaning about signs and symbols. 1. Attribute: an object, especially in representational art, signifying a person or place, or authority (also, a characteristic or quality or a word describing a quality) 2. Badge:…

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10 Directional-Sign Disasters

Here’s a photo gallery of directional signs that should give visitors pause. Enclosing one or more words in quotation marks when the marks are not used in the context of quoting another person is widely believed to represent emphasis, but among careful writers, this technique represents skepticism or distancing oneself from the term, as if…

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A Poem a Day – Fear No More – Shakespeare

Fear no more the heat o’ the sun; Nor the furious winter’s rages, Thou thy worldly task hast done, Home art gone, and ta’en thy wages; Golden lads and girls all must, As chimney sweepers come to dust. Fear no more the frown of the great, Thou art past the tyrant’s stroke: Care no more…

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Top Ten Children’s Books of the 2000’s

Top Ten Children’s Books of the 2000’s

There are literally thousands of new children’s picture books flooding the market every year. Everyone seems to think that creating one is easy. Even well known celebrities can’t seem to fight the allure of writing one. It is only 32 pages, right? Well, usually that’s true, but a story with merely 500-1000 words still must…

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Does Good Writing Matter?

The question in the headline for this post is the heading of an online survey I came across recently. I’ve reproduced the survey questions below and answered them based on my own opinions. Complete the survey yourself, and then compare your responses with mine. 1. Do you judge other people based on their writing? Yes,…

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Poem of the Day – When Pain Dims the Light

When pain dims the light you will see my face no more. When affection is lost in the night I will be left outside your door. When the pain blurs your sight and love is all that you see you will look within yourself, but you will never see me. © Jason JG Carnrike

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5 Cases of “Which”/“That” Confusion

Perhaps you are confused by grammatical discussions of restrictive and nonrestrictive — or essential or nonessential — clauses. (I know I can never keep those terms straight.) Never mind the nomenclature; when you’re editing your own writing, or someone else’s, simply read the phrase that follows a which (or who) or a that and determine…

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Poem of the Week – Unsilenced

Unsilenced Your face was soft, like a cloud of smoke. Your hands froze the world in a single stroke. Your eyes were the light at the end of the storm. Your arms were the blanket that kept me warm. The sound of your heart made planets collide. The touch of your lips changed the pace…

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