Book List

A Great List of Books, Publishing Opportunities, etc.

Courtesy of Christina Farley, I just found the most awesome list of books for kids. Check it out.

Courtesy of my friend Christine Taylor-Butler, check out the following links:

April 29-May 9: Manuscript Critique Auction!
If you’re looking for feedback on your fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, young adult or middle grade novel, or picture book, then Hunger Mountain’s spring ebay auction is the thing for you. This is our last biannual auction—there won’t be another until next spring. So hurry to bid on manuscript critiques with literary agent Adia Wright, Jedediah Berry , Meliss Febos, Allegra Huston, David Jauss, and other poets, fiction writers, literary agents and editors. For more information, visit Hunger Moutain.

April 30: postmark deadline for Hunger Mountain Young Writer’s Prize.
If you know talented high school students who would like to enter their poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction in our new contest, let ‘em know as soon as possible! Winners receive $250 and publication! The prize is judged by National Book Award winner M.T. Anderson. The postmark deadline is only ten days away—April 30th! For full guidelines, visit this contest’s prize page.

June 11-16: Stage and Screen Conference at Vermont College of Fine Arts Script writers and playwrights, here’s your change to work on your craft! There are a couple spots still open, and the deadline has been extended, but only for a limited time. Interested? Visit the link above for all the details.

June 30: postmark deadline for Howard Frank Mosher Short Fiction PrizeThe judge of this year’s Howard Frank Mosher Short Fiction Prize is Steve Almond! Winner receives $1000 and publication. Please see the link above for guidelines.

June 30: deadline for Katherine Paterson Prize for YA and Children’s Writing Enter your young adult and middle grade writing, or your writing for young children. Winner receives $1000 and publication. Runners-up in each category receive $100. This year’s judge is Holly Black, author of The Spiderwick Chronicles series. The guidelines are at the link for the contest above.

And this was so good, I had to come back and add it. It just arrived in my inbox:

Your Novel or Short Story a Movie?
In the spirit of great marketing, that is always give people a little more than you promised, here’s something new: If you have a novel you think would make a good movie, check out this media release. This BooksforFilm exposure is a service of iFogo Village headed by Gene Cartwright. My novel This Is the Place is listed on the site, and I have my fingers crossed.