Monthly Archives: August 2014

Logline Logic

by Lindsay Bandy “So, what’s your book about?” It’s a question that strikes panic in the heart of writers everywhere, whether they’re talking to a friend or writing the dreaded query letter. How do you boil your awesome, amazing idea … Continue reading

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Industry Scoop Recap by Nadine Poper

I had a fantastic experience!  Listening to Stephen Fraser, Emily Feinberg, and Joanna Cardenas was eye-opening.  So, what did I learn?  The best piece of information was hearing that often times editors and agents pay little attention to the query … Continue reading

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Upcoming FREE Learning Opportunities

Picture book writers in the Philadelphia area will want to check out this free symposium and workshop called “Creating Children’s Books: Collaboration and Change” at UPenn on October 17th and 18th   http://www.library.upenn.edu/exhibits/childrensbooks_symposium.html Thanks to Steve Siblinger for bringing this to our attention! … Continue reading

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Query Letter Algebra: Once Upon A Time, X Met Y

By Lindsay Bandy My eighth-grade self was sitting at the kitchen table with my engineer father, dripping tears on pre-algebra homework: “But Daddy, why are there letters mixed with the numbers?” That pretty well sums up my relationship with mathematics. However, … Continue reading

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Dummying for Smarter Picture Book Manuscripts

by Lindsay Bandy Have you ever tried dummying your picture book manuscript? I’ve found it to be one of my most helpful tools in taking a manuscript from first-draft stage to ready-to-submit stage. It helps me to remember that I’m … Continue reading

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New Logo Unveiling and Industry Scoop In Review!

by Lindsay Bandy Here it is, ladies and gentlemen, our brand new Eastern PA SCBWI logo! Big congratulations go to Kate Garchinsky for designing the winning logo. Isn’t it just so cool?   Make sure you say hi to Kate … Continue reading

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Winners, Round 2!

Happy Saturday, everyone! I hope you’re as excited as I am about our Sundaes With Editors event TOMORROW!! Thanks a bunch to all of you who have participated in the contests by commenting and welcoming our wonderful faculty. And of … Continue reading

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