Young Writer's Guide to Getting Published

Young Writer's Guide to Getting Published

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by Kathy Henderson
     
 
For years The Market Guide for Young Writers has been the perfect resource for kids who want to get published. Now, it's been revised, updated, expanded and renamed for the young writers of the 21st century! They'll find:
* 45 market and 57 contest listings
* profiles of professional editors and young writers, including early work from Stephen King and Jewel

Overview

For years The Market Guide for Young Writers has been the perfect resource for kids who want to get published. Now, it's been revised, updated, expanded and renamed for the young writers of the 21st century! They'll find:
* 45 market and 57 contest listings
* profiles of professional editors and young writers, including early work from Stephen King and Jewel
* directions for formatting plays and scripts
* tips with important information, warnings and resource alerts In all, kids will find the kind of material each organization wants, the editor's or sponsor's remarks and suggestions, what kids can expect in the way of pay, contest rules, prizes and more. 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. She lives in Lexington, Michigan.
* Over 102 updated listings
* Features the early work of Stephen King and Jewel
* The best book on the market for kids that write

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781582970578
Publisher:
Writer's Digest Books
Publication date:
06/28/2001
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.76(d)

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Guest More than 1 year ago
Kids and teens always want to be heard by literature. Now here's their chance to work it with the sheet of paper, the pencil, the eraser, and this book. Buy this book and be the young writer you wanted to be. This book has thousands of ways to make it into the writing business for yourself by getting published and by being famous in the literature kind of way. So if your the type of person who wants a Newbery Award well here's your chance go ahead and buy this book NOW!!