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A Critique Group Update & Something New! by Heather Stigall

As I approach my one-year anniversary as EPA’s Critique Group Coordinator, I want to take this time to congratulate our members. I have met many of you at local events, and we have connected through e-mail and social media. We … Continue reading

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Where Do You Get Your Ideas? Part 3, by Anthony D. Fredericks

Navigating  Nonfiction A monthly column by Anthony D. Fredericks Getting new and exciting ideas for writing children’s books—particularly nonfiction—is a constant challenge. In both the August and September columns we looked at some common sources for ideas and how those … Continue reading

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A Cafe Chat with Hilda Eunice Burgos and the Lancaster Avenue Writers’ Group, by Laura Parnum

The Lancaster Avenue Writers’ Group is a middle grade and young adult SCBWI-affiliated critique group that I belong to. Today I’ve invited some of our other members here to the Eastern Penn Points Café for a very special occasion. One … Continue reading

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Page Street Kids Prize

Prize Announcement! Page Street Kids, the children’s book imprint of Page Street Publishing, is thrilled to announce the first annual Page Street Kids Prize, acknowledging a stand-out children’s book proposal from a debut author-illustrator. Author-illustrators with strong storytelling abilities, innovative … Continue reading

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A Cafe Chat with Jennie K. Brown, by Laura Parnum

For our final installment of interviews in preparation for YA/MG Day, I got to speak with the awesome middle-grade author, Jennie K. Brown. You can still register for YA/MG Day, but time is running out if you want to sign … Continue reading

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A Cafe Chat with Agent Zoe Sandler, by Laura Parnum

Have you signed up for YA/MG Day in Lancaster, PA, on November 3? Did you know you can also sign up for a ten-page critique from one of the faculty members? Critique submissions are due this Friday, October 5. Sign … Continue reading

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A Cafe Chat with Quirk Books Editor Rick Chillot, by Laura Parnum

I was recently able to chat with Rick Chillot, editor at Quirk Books in Philadelphia. Rick will be presenting at YA/MG Day in November, and he’ll also be doing critiques, so be sure to sign up here. Laura: Hello, Rick. … Continue reading

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