Hi Math is Everywhere Readers, I hope you will all join me in wishing my friend, and wonderful author and editor, Alli Brydon a HAPPY HAPPY BOOK BIRTHDAY today because her picture book, co-written with and illustrated by EG Keller, LOBSTAH GAHDEN, releases TODAY!! Book description: With pictures from the illustrator behind Last Week … Continue reading Book Birthday Interview & Giveaway with Alli Brydon for her picture book, co-written with, and illustrated by, EG Keller, LOBSTAH GAHDEN
Hi Spring Fling Kidlit Participants, In true kidlit fashion, Ciara and I have a last-minute surprise for you! Our deliberations have been intense, and we just couldn’t stop at 19 prizes. Lucky for us, the amazingly generous Ellen Leventhal stepped up and is offering a picture book critique. Please make sure to show her all … Continue reading Spring Fling Kidlit SURPRISE!
Hi Spring Fling Kidlit Participants, Ciara and I are really enjoying all your phenomenal stories, thank you so much for sharing them with us and connecting with each other! If you want some extra fun while we read through the entries, we're having Craft Chats, Writing Exercises, and Prize Donor Trivia on Twitter under the … Continue reading Spring Fling Kidlit Update Twitter Chats
Hi Math is Everwhere Readers and Spring Fling Kidlit Contest Hopefuls, To check out where you’re submitting your gif-inspired kidlit story of 150 words or less, go here: https://ciaraoneal.weebly.com/spring-fling-kidlit-contest Just when you thought we were done, we have a surprise for you! We have one extra prize donor!!! To find out about the other prize … Continue reading Prize Donor Feature, Karly Caserza, Spring Fling Kidlit 2020
Hi Math is Everwhere Readers and Spring Fling Kidlit Contest Hopefuls, To check out where you’re submitting your gif-inspired kidlit story of 150 words or less, go here: https://ciaraoneal.weebly.com/spring-fling-kidlit-contest Today we have our eigthteenth prize donor in our Prize Donor Feature Series. She's a rockin', new Literary Associate at Olswanger Liteary and one of my … Continue reading Prize Donor Feature, Andrea Walker, Spring Fling Kidlit 2020
Tara is offering a picture book critique.
Renee is donating a Lyrical Language Lab Intensive Rhyme & Meter Self-Study Course
This self-paced course helps you build a strong foundation in the mechanics of rhyming picture books and poetry.
Hey Friends, Can you believe Spring Fling Kidlit is almost here?!? Hop on over to Ciara's Blog to see where you'll be submitting your story! (the rules are there too): https://ciaraoneal.weebly.com/spring-fling-kidlit-contest/spring-fling-entries Check out all the Prize Donor Features (still more to come): https://mathiseverywhere439319476.wordpress.com/category/prize-donor-feature-series-spring-fling-kidlit-2020/ Join us tomorrow (April 1st at 6pm PST/ 8 pm CST/ 9 … Continue reading Spring Fling Kidlit is ONE WEEK away!
Hi Math is Everywhere Readers and Spring Fling Kidlit Contest hopefuls! Today, for our eleventh Prize Donor Feature, we have one of THE COOLEST author-illustrator teams in kidlit... 🎉The Laceras🎉 Team Lacera is offering WINNER’S CHOICE: picture book critique (manuscript or dummy), first 5 pages of a middle-grade ms, or a query critique We asked … Continue reading Prize Donor Feature, Team Lacera, Spring Fling Kidlit 2020
Hi Math is Everywhere Readers and Spring Fling Kidlit Hopefuls, Today we have our tenth prize donor in our Prize Donor Feature Series. She creates gorgeous, award-winning illustrations and is diving into a career as an author-illustrator... 🎉Traci Van Wagoner🎉 Traci is donating a picture book dummy critique. We asked Traci some spring-inspired questions so … Continue reading Prize Donor Feature, Traci Van Wagoner, Spring Fling Kidlit 2020
Charlotte is donating a winner's choice prize of a picture book manuscript or dummy critique or first 5 pages of young adult critique, or a query critique.
Writer for children—reader forever…that’s Vivian Kirkfield in five words.
Ciara and I are super excited because we have finalized the prizes for Spring Fling Kidlit 2020!
Hi Math is Everywhere readers and Spring Fling participants! Ciara and I just adore our author-illustrator friends, so we decided to create a special category for this year's Spring Fling Kidlit Contest just for author-illustrators! Are you ready? Are you excited? Is that a drum roll I hear? Ta-da! The newest … Continue reading Author-Illustrator SURPRISE for the Spring Fling Kidlit Contest
Hey Everyone, If you're like me, you're shivering in the cold these days. Yep, I'm in California. Nope, it doesn't often get much colder than 30 degrees. Yep, I still think it's freezing. But NOT TO FEAR! Spring is on it's way, which means the #SpringFlingKidlit contest is on the horizon! Submissions will be accepted … Continue reading Announcement: Spring Fling Kidlit Contest Dates 2020
Hey all! I've shared a few Spring Fling Writing Contest examples. Now here's my non-example. Because of course, knowing the guidelines is good! Having examples is great! But knowing what NOT to do, now there's the money! If the Spring Fling Writing Contest is your first writing contest, first of all: woohoo! We feel super … Continue reading SPRING: A Spring Fling Writing Contest Non-sample
Hey all, Hope you're thinking of awesome ideas for the Spring Fling Writing Contest! Don't forget to share with all your writing friends. Submissions start April 17th. Here's my second example for the Spring Fling Writing Contest. Haven't hear of it yet? No worries! Check it out here. This story encompasses more of the top-end … Continue reading Petals: another Spring Fling Writing Contest sample
Hey all!Another Spring Fling Writing Contest Update: My wonderful friend, Cindy Lurie, is one of the best rhymers/poets I know. She has graciously accepted my offer to be a guest judge for the Spring Fling Writing Contest. As such she created a story from a gif as a sample for our entrants. Without further ado. … Continue reading Guest Post: Cindy Lurie’s Sample Spring Fling Writing Contest Entry
Hi friends, I have some fantastic news: my critique partner, Ciara O'Neal, and I are hosting a writing contest this April! It's going to be a blast, and we have some AMAZING prizes lined up for the winners. If you like writing or know someone who does, check out and share the site with the … Continue reading Spring Fling Writing Contest Announcement