The Young Writer's Guide to Getting Published

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9781582970578: The Young Writer's Guide to Getting Published

Kids can write and publish too, and with this handy reference, they'll learn where and how to sell what they write. Kathy Henderson has completely revised, updated, expanded and renamed this edition of the popular marketing manual for the young writers of the 21st century. Young writers will find: profiles of professional editors and young writers, including Stephen King and Jewel; directions for formatting plays and scripts; advice about markets and contests to avoid; information about local and regional places to submit writing; market and contest listings - more than 40 new ones, 155 in all; author's tips with important information, warnings and resource alerts; In all, kids will find over 350 markets and contests that accept submissions from writers just their age. They'll learn the kind of material the organization wants and the editor's or sponsor's remarks and suggestions.

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Kathy Henderson is also the author of What Would We Do Without You? Great Lakes: A New True Book, I Can Be a Farmer, and other books for young children.

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Gr 6 Up-Even though this is a new edition, too much of the material is dated or in need of editing to make it useful. One chapter from the fifth edition, "Opportunities Online," was eliminated and some of its information incorporated into other sections. This caused renumbering of chapters, which is not consistently reflected in the references found in the text. Short inserts entitled "Author's Tips" are found at the tops of some pages, in the middle of sentences, and almost always interfere with the text's flow. Some do not correlate to the information they interrupt. The first section is about writing, marketing, getting published, and preparing manuscripts, and gives answers to questions that young writers have asked. There is some good advice here but it is buried in excess wording. The second section contains two chapters of brief biographical information on writers who were published when they were young and editors who publish the work of children. Section three contains a list of 48 magazines that publish the work of young writers; 27 of these entries are new. The subscription price listed for Highlights is less than the one found on their Web site. Of the 58 contests for young writers listed, 27 are new. It's unfortunate that this guide is flawed as there is little else written specifically for young writers. Still, kids can look in their favorite magazines and on the Internet for writing opportunities and submission guidelines.

Kathleen Simonetta, Indian Trails Public Library District, Wheeling, IL

Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

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