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1. Poetry Competition: Walt Whitman Award

The Academy of American Poets is pleased to announce two changes to its distinguished Walt Whitman Award, making it the most valuable first-book award for poetry in the United States. In addition to a $5,000 cash prize, the winner of the 2015 award will now receive publication of his or her manuscript by Graywolf Press, an award-winning independent publisher, and an all-expenses-paid six-week residency at the Civitella Ranieri Center in Umbria, Italy. These new partnerships are part of the Academy’s ongoing efforts to support poets at all stages of their careers.

Submissions for the 2015 Walt Whitman Award will be accepted online between September 1 and November 1, 2014. The judge of the 2015 Walt Whitman Award is Pulitzer Prize­–winning poet Tracy K. Smith.

More information on our website.

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2. Poetry Competition: Philip Levine Prize in Poetry

The submission deadline for the Philip Levine Prize in Poetry is fast approaching. This year's judge is poet Peter Everwine.

---Now accepting electronic manuscript submissions!---
We are now offering both hardcopy and electronic submission of manuscripts, as well as online payments (or pay by check) in order to accommodate the changing needs of our entrants.

Full guidelines, as well as the link for online submissions and online payments, can be found on our website.

Deadline: Sep. 30, 2014

The winning manuscript will receive publication and a $2000 prize.

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3. Poetry and Fiction Competitions: Ernest Sandeen and Richard Sullivan Prizes

The ERNEST SANDEEN and RICHARD SULLIVAN prizes in fiction and poetry are sponsored by the Creative Writing Program in the Department of English at University of Notre Dame in conjunction with The University of Notre Dame Press.

GUIDELINES

The Sandeen Prize in Poetry and the Sullivan Prize in Short Fiction are awarded to authors who have published at least one volume of short fiction or one volume of poetry. Please include a photocopy of the copyright and the title page of your previous volume. Vanity press publications do not fulfill this requirement.

Though the Sandeen/Sullivan Prizes are open to any author, with the exception of graduates of the University of Notre Dame, who has published at least one book of short stories or one collection of poetry, we will pay special attention to second volumes. Please include a vita and/or a biographical statement which includes your publishing history. We will be glad to see a selection of reviews of the earlier collection.

Please submit two copies of your manuscript and inform us if the manuscript is available on computer disk. Mail manuscripts to:

356 O’Shaughnessy Hall Dept of English,
University of Notre Dame,
Notre Dame, IN, 46556.

Include an SASE for acknowledgment of receipt of your submission. If you would like your manuscript returned, please send an SASE. Manuscripts will not otherwise be returned. A $15 administrative fee should accompany submissions. Make checks payable to University of Notre Dame. Every contestant will receive a one-year free subscription to the Notre Dame Review.

The volumes of the Sandeen/Sullivan Prizes will be published in trade paperback format with a limited signed hardback edition (primarily for libraries). The author will be offered a standard contract with the University of Notre Dame Press. There will be a $1,000 prize, a $500 award and a $500 advance against royalties from the Notre Dame Press.

The next Richard Sullivan prize submission period will be May 1 - Sept. 1, 2014; the next Ernest Sandeen prize period is May 1 - Sept. 1, 2015.

Selection of the winners is expected during the spring following the submission period. Both the Sandeen and the Sullivan Prizes are awarded biannually, but judged quadrennially.

We intend to invite the winners to Notre Dame at the time of publication for a prize presentation and reading.
If you have any further questions, please write to:

Director of Creative Writing,
Sandeen/Sullivan Prizes,
Department of English,
University of Notre Dame,
Notre Dame, IN, 46556-5639

Or email:

creativewritingATndDOTedu (Change AT to @ and DOT to .)

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4. "Firefly July" Wins NEIBA Award

Firefly July, A Year of Very Short Poems, which was our Environmental Book Club selection earlier this month, has won the 2014 New England Independent Booksellers Association New England Book Award in the children's category. These awards are given for books either about New England, set in New England, or by an author living in New England.

Firefly July is an anthology compiled by Paul B. Janeczko and illustrated by Melissa Sweet.

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5. News Release: Historic Kate Greenway Medal Win for This Is Not My Hat

From Candlewick:

Jon Klassen's This Is Not My Hat becomes the only book to win both the Kate Greenaway and Randolph Caldecott Medals

June 23, 2014 (Somerville, MA): Candlewick Press is delighted to announce that Jon Klassen has won the 2014 Kate Greenaway Medal for Illustration for his picture book This is Not My Hat.

Published by the Walker Books Group – including Candlewick Press in the US and Walker Books in the UK – Jon Klassen’s This is Not My Hat will go into the history books as the first ever title to win both the UK’s highest illustration honor with the Kate Greenaway Medal, and also win the most prestigious award for children’s book illustration in the US, the Randolph Caldecott Medal, which was awarded in 2013. 

In addition, the Greenaway Medal for This Is Not My Hat marks the tenth Greenaway Medal for Walker Books, a feat unmatched by any other publisher, positioning Walker as the home of the very best in illustrative publishing.

Karen Lotz, Group Managing Director of the Walker Books Group said of the win, “Jon Klassen’s cunning hat thief stole our hearts at Walker long ago, and we couldn’t be more thrilled that he has now stolen the hearts of the 2014 Greenaway committee in this historic win. We are particularly proud to be the global publisher of the first creator to win both the Randolph Caldecott Medal and the Kate Greenaway Medal for the same book. What on earth will the extraordinarily talented Mr. Klassen do next? Watch this space!”

On winning the CILIP Kate Greenaway, Jon Klassen said, "Winning this award is hugely encouraging. Making a book, you're kind of going out on a limb in the belief that what you think of as a satisfying story is the same as what other people think of as a satisfying story. This doesn't mean everything in the story turns out alright for everybody, but you, as a storyteller, try and make sure it ends the way the story should end. Any audience, children included, take reassurance from that. Storytelling is an act of community, of looking at one another afterward and agreeing that we enjoyed it, or not, whether the story itself portrays happiness or doom. The hope is found when we agree we liked it, and I'm so glad you liked this one."

"Making picture books with Jon is like sky diving," says Liz Bicknell, editorial director. "Jon says, 'Okay, guys, I think this parachute's gonna open.' His art director Ann Stott and I look at each other, laugh, and JUMP OUT OF THE PLANE. So far, we've been landing very nicely. Thanks, Jon!"

 

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6. Poetry Competition: Cider Press Review Editors' Prize

The deadline is approaching for the Cider Press Review 2014 Editors' Prize Book Award for a first or second book of poetry.

The annual Cider Press Review Editors' Prize offers a $1,000 prize, publication, and 25 author's copies of a book length collection of poetry. Author receives a standard publishing contract. Initial print run is not less than 1,000 copies. Cider Press accepts submissions for the Editors Prize until June 30.

The winner is selected by the editors of Cider Press Review. Past winners include Susan Laughter Meyers for My Dear, Dear Stagger Grass and Laura Donnelly for Watershed.

See our submission guidelines at our website.

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7. Poetry Book Awards: 2015 Tufts Poetry Awards

2015 Tufts Poetry Awards – Postmark deadline July 1, 2014


Claremont Graduate University is pleased to announce a call for the 2015 Tufts Poetry Awards.
 
THE $100,000 KINGSLEY TUFTS POETRY AWARD is given annually to honor a book of poetry by a midcareer U.S. poet. The winner spends one week in residence at Claremont Graduate University in California.

THE $10,000 KATE TUFTS DISCOVERY AWARD is given annually to honor a first book of poetry by "a poet of genuine promise."

Poets, publishers, agents, or friends may submit eight copies of a book of poetry published between September 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014. There is no entry fee for either award. Entries must be postmarked on or before July 1, 2014. For complete eligibility and submission requirements, please visit our website.

Tufts Poetry Awards
Claremont Graduate University
160 East 10th Street, Claremont, CA 91711-6165
909-621-8974 – tufts@cgu.edu

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8. Writing Competition: Autumn House


The 2014 Autumn House Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction Contests ​

Postmark deadline: June 30. The winner in each genre will receive book publication, a $1,000 advance against royalties, and a $1,500 travel/publicity grant to promote his or her book.

For our 2014 poetry contest, the preliminary judge is Michael Simms, and the final judge is Alicia Ostriker.
 
For fiction, the preliminary judge is Heather Cazad, and the final judge is Sharon Dilworth. 
For nonfiction, the preliminary judges are Michael Simms and Heather Cazad, and the final judge is Dinty W. Moore.

Congratulations to our 2013 winners:
Poetry: Danusha Laméris, The Moons of August
Fiction: Tom Noyes, Come by Here
Nonfiction: Adam Patric Miller, A Greater Monster
See our complete contest guidelines at our website.

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9. 2014 Skipping Stone Book Award List

Skipping Stones is a nonprofit magazine founded in 1988 for youth that encourages communication, cooperation, creativity and celebration of cultural and environmental richness. Published 4 times each year, it provides a playful forum for sharing ideas and experiences among youth from different countries and cultures. Each year,Skipping Stones recognizes outstanding books and teaching resources with the Skipping Stones Honor Awards. The honored books promote an understanding of cultures, cultivate cooperation and encourage a deeper understanding of the world’s diversity. They also encourage ecological richness, respect for multiple viewpoints and closer relationships within human societies.

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10. Writing Competition for Catholic Fiction: Tuscany Prize

Please visit our website for additional information.

Guidelines for the Catholic novel (1st  Place $5K): 
--50,000 words or more 
--It captures the readers' imaginations. 
--It has a distinct beginning, middle, and end. 
--It has well-formed characters. 
--Its dialogue is authentic—and the dialogue furthers the plot (rather than being dialogue merely for speaking's sake). 
--It is moral fiction (but is not "preachy"definitely no homiletics) that point to sustaining values.
--The story represents Catholicism in more than a limited sense (e.g., characters that simply pray or say the Rosary). Instead, it shows Catholicism in the broad sense of John Paul II and Flannery O'Connor. 
--Catholic meaning—that is, small instances of the theme(s) being explored, sprinkled throughout the story, culminating in a Catholic theme that somehow presents a Catholic message or truth that we (and maybe the protagonist) can discover or realize more fully or in a new way.
--It has "closure" of some kind—in all the ways the acclaimed John Gardner states.

For more information, please see the Tuscany Press website, the Writers Resources tab on the menu bar: Required Reading for Writers of Catholic Fiction. We strongly recommend you read Pope John Paul II's Letter to Artists and the recommended books.

Note: All submitted manuscripts, not just the prize-winner, are considered for a publishing contract.

 Guidelines for the YA Novel (1st Place $3K): 
--50,000 words or more.
--The protagonist/narrator must be young (between the ages of 12 and 17).
--Characters must be well drawn and believable. The actions and dialogue should be appropriate for the ages of the characters.
--The story must contain a Catholic perspective. Our young adult fiction must have characters or heroes that support and exemplify a Catholic worldview. (See our "novel guidelines" for an explanation of what makes Catholic fiction.) 
--The characters may not start out with a Catholic perspective, but should end with a Catholic perspective. Also, not all characters will have a Catholic perspective. Good fiction contains conflict. Young adults understand that not everyone or every action is morally good. 
--Please note that good Catholic young adult fiction might never mention Christ, the Church, or the faith. Instead, Tuscany Press YA fiction is infused with grace and a morality consistent (through characters and their actions) with Catholic teaching. 
--Tuscany Press YA fiction must be good writing for a YA audience. 
--Young adult fiction is not an excuse for poor writing. Teens don't appreciate (or tolerate) being talked down to. Don't shy away from or sanitize real life. The story must be entertaining. The story must capture readers' imaginations, engage their interest immediately and be well paced throughout the book and chapters.

Guidelines for the Short Story (1st Place $1K): 
--Greater than 1,000 words; less than 9,000 words.
--Distinct beginning, middle, and end. "Set-up", the first two paragraphs, must have tension/conflict to drive the reader forward. 
--Protagonist has development or growth in character.
--It is moral fiction (not preachy or didactic) that points to sustaining values.
--The short story represents Catholicism in the broad sense of John Paul II and Flannery O'Connor, not a limited sense (e.g., characters that simply pray or say the Rosary).
--The story's central character or protagonist and/or reader has an epiphany at the story's end.
--The story ends on Christian hope. It captures the reader's imagination.
--All submissions considered for a publishing contract, not just winners. Multiple submissions OK. Additional runner-up prizes in all categories.

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11. Poetry Competition: Tenth Gate Prize from The Word Works

Tenth Gate Prize from The Word Works

The Word Works will be accepting full length manuscripts of poetry between June 1 and July 15 for the first annual Tenth Gate prize. This new imprint, run by series editor Leslie McGrath, supports the work of poets writing in English who have at least two previously published full length collections from literary presses. There is a $25 entry fee and a $1000 prize. The Tenth Gate, named in honor of Jane Hirshfield, recognizes the wisdom and dedication of mid- and late-career poets.

For more information and submission guidelines, visit our website.

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12. Poetry Competition: 2014 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award

2014 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award
$4000 and publication for a first book of poems
final judge: http://brianbarker.net/

Online submission link.

Below are the guidelines for the 2014 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award, which will be open for entries on May 15, 2014 and close on July 8, 2014 (online submissions deadline):
A first book of poems will be selected for publication from an open competition of manuscripts, in English, by a U.S. citizen or permanent resident who has neither published, nor committed to publish, a volume of poetry 48 pages or more in length in an edition of over 500 copies* (individual poems may have been previously published; for the purposes of the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry, a manuscript which was in whole or in part submitted as a thesis or dissertation as a requirement for the completion of a degree is considered unpublished and is eligible). Current or former students, colleagues, and close friends of the final judge, and current and former students and employees of Southern Illinois University Carbondale and authors who have published a book with Southern Illinois University Press or have a book under contract with Southern Illinois University Press are not eligible. For questions about judging, please visit our website.

The winner will receive a publication contract with Southern Illinois University Press, and will be awarded a $2500 prize. The winner will also receive $1500 as an honorarium for a reading at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

SUBMISSION PERIOD / DEADLINE: All entries must submitted online between May 15, 2014 and the end of July 8, 2014 (online entries will be accepted until 11:59:59 PM (PDT) on July 8, 2014). Please do not make revisions once your work is submitted; the winner will be given an opportunity to work with the series editor before the manuscript is delivered to SIU Press.

ENTRY FEE: $28.00 per entry (online submissions only through Submittable). Entry fees will not be refunded for manuscripts withdrawn by the author. All entrants will receive a year's subscription to CRAB ORCHARD REVIEW, beginning with the 2015 Winter/Spring CRAB ORCHARD REVIEW.

PAGE LENGTH: Manuscripts are recommended to be a minimum of 50 pages to a recommended maximum of 75 pages of original poetry.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMISSIONS: All entries should be made online through Submittable. The entry fee for each entry is $28.00. Payment for submissions must be made online.

Please submit your file in .doc, .docx, .rtf, .txt, .pdf, .odt, or .wpf. 12-point font, Times New Roman or Times preferred. Manuscripts should be single-spaced. Include a Table of Contents. No more than one poem should appear on a page.

Submit a single title page with only the manuscript title in your file.

The author's name should appear nowhere in your file or in the file name. Your Submittable profile will include your name, address, phone, and e-mail so it should not appear in either your file name or your manuscript.

In the place of the cover letter or biographical note in the submission process, an acknowledgments page listing poems previously published in magazines, journals, or anthologies can be submitted as your cover letter in Submittable. THIS SHOULD NOT BE INCLUDED IN THE MANUSCRIPT FILE.

Please name your file the manuscript title. If your manuscript title is long, name your file the first four words.

All entrants will be notified of the results via e-mail by October 1, 2014.

SIMULTANEOUS SUBMISSION: Manuscripts may be under consideration elsewhere, but the series editor must be informed immediately if a collection is accepted for publication. Entry fees will not be refunded for manuscripts withdrawn by the author.

Entrants are not to contact the final judge under any circumstances; all questions should be directed to Jon Tribble, Series Editor of the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry.

E-MAIL:

jtribbleATsiuDOTedu (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )

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13. Mr. Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown | Bull-Bransom Award Winner, 2014

The Children’s Book Review | May 20, 2014 The National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole, Wy, announced that children’s book author/ illustrator Peter Brown is the recipient of the 2014 Bull-Bransom Award for his 2013 picture book Mr. Tiger Goes Wild. The judges called it “an exceptional tribute to the wild and rambunctious energy in all children” and […]

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14. Nonfiction Book Competition: Graywolf Press

Graywolf Nonfiction Book Contest

Ends on 5/31/2014

A $12,000 advance and publication by Graywolf will be awarded to the most promising and innovative literary nonfiction project by a writer not yet established in the genre. Brigid Hughes, founding editor of A Public Space, will serve as the judge.

The 2014 prize will be awarded to a manuscript in progress. We request that authors send a long sample from their manuscript, as well as a description of the work, as detailed below. We expect that we will work with the winner of the prize and provide editorial guidance toward the completion of the project.

The Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize emphasizes innovation in form, and we want to see projects that test the boundaries of literary nonfiction. We are less interested in straightforward memoirs, and we turn down a large number of them every year. Before submitting your manuscript for the prize, please look at the books previously published as winners of the prize for examples of the type of work that we are seeking.

Required materials: All required materials should be included as the initial pages of your manuscript file. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

Please submit the following items:
• A one-page cover letter containing a one-paragraph biographical statement and brief (2-4 sentence) description of the project. Please include any previous publications in the biographical statement.
• A two to ten-page overview of the project, including a description of what is already complete and what work remains to be finished.
A minimum of 100 pages (25,000 words) from the manuscript.

Submit here.

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15. Where can I find great diverse children’s books?

Recently The New York Times paired articles by Walter Dean Myers and his son Christopher Myers, discussing the lack of representation of people of color in children’s literature. Those excellent articles—which pointed out that in the long history of children’s literature we haven’t made much progress—caught the attention of best-selling author Jennifer Weiner, who started the #colormyshelf hashtag on Twitter asking for suggestions of diverse books that she could go purchase for her daughter. What a wonderful way to bring attention to what parents can do!

Just because diverse books don’t always show up front and center in bookstores doesn’t mean they don’t exist. Here’s a list of places to find great diverse books for young readers. Buy them, read them, recommend them. Showing demand for diverse books is one of the best ways to encourage the publication of more of them!

1. PublishersSeveral small publishers (us included) focus on diverse books. They’re a great place to start, and you can usually buy books from them directly, order them through an online retailer like Amazon or Barnes & Noble, or ask your local bookstore to order them (which also displays a demand for diverse titles):

Lee & Low Books (diverse books for young readers featuring a range of cultures)Rainbow Stew image
Tu Books, an imprint of Lee & Low (diverse middle grade and young adult speculative fiction)
Children’s Book Press, an imprint of Lee & Low (bilingual English/Spanish picture books)

Cinco Puntos Press (adult and children’s literature, and multicultural and bilingual books from Texas, the Mexican-American border, and Mexico)

Just Us Books (black interest and multicultural books for children and young adults)

Roadrunner Press (fiction and nonfiction for young readers focusing on the American West and America’s Native Nations)

Piñata Books, an imprint of Arte Público (juvenile and young adult books focused on Hispanic culture and by U.S. Hispanic authors)

Groundwood Books (Canadian publisher of books for young readers with a focus on diverse voices)

2. Blogs That Recommend Diverse BooksThere are some great bloggers out there who do the hard work of seeking out, reading, and recommending diverse children’s books, so you don’t have to! Just hop over to their blogs to find great new books to add to your collection:

The Brown Bookshelf (African American books)

American Indians in Children’s Literature (Native American books)

Latinos in KidLit (Latino books )

BookDragon (all diverse books, with a special focus on Asian/Pacific Islanders cultures)

Diversity in YA (diverse young adult books)

Rich in Color (diverse books for all young readers)

Crazy QuiltEdi (diverse books for all young readers)

Lee & Low Pinterest Board (diverse books searchable by genre and age)

playground image from Marisol McDonald and the Clash Bash

3. AwardsIf you’re simply looking for the best of the best that’s been published each year, awards are the place. Books that win these awards have been vetted by experts (mostly librarians) so you can expect them to be top quality, beautiful, and culturally accurate.

Coretta Scott King Award (African American books)

Pura Belpré Award (Latino books)

Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature

Middle East Book Award

American Indian Youth Literature Award

South Asia Book Award

Américas Book Award (Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino books)

Tomás Rivera Book Award (Mexican American books)

Notable Books for a Global Society (outstanding trade books that help promote understanding across lines of culture, race, sexual orientation, values, and ethnicity)

4. Bookstores: If you prefer to purchase your books through good old-fashioned browsing, there are several great independent bookstores that make it a point to stock diverse books. Below are a few we’ve been to, or that have been recommended to us by readers. If you’re in the area, be sure to stop by to support them!

Avid Bookshop, Athens, GA

Calamus Bookstore, Boston, MAGirl Reading, from Destiny's Gift

La Casa Azul New York, NY

Quimby’s, Chicago, IL

Women and Children First, Chicago, IL

The Book Stall, Winnetka, IL

Politics and Prose, Washington DC

Busboys and Poets, Washington DC

The Flying Pig Bookstore, Shelburne, VT

Birchbark Books, Minneapolis, MN

Ancestry Books, Minneapolis, MN (coming soon)

Antigone Books, Tucson, AZ

Wellesley Books, Wellesley, MA

Librería Martinez, Santa Ana, CA

What did we miss? Let us know in the comments!


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16. Environmental Book Club

The Nature Generation announced its shortlist for the 2014 Green Earth Book Awards. The award is given to books that "best convey the environmental stewardship message to youth" and "inspire children to grow a deeper appreciation, respect, and responsibility for their natural environment."

Winners will be announced on Earth Day.

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17. Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: April 11

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage.

Book Lists

Stacked: Revisiting YA Verse Novels: A 2014 Guide to the Format http://ow.ly/vwXku #yalit

Always good choices | Waterstones Children’s Book Prizes 2014 | @tashrow http://ow.ly/vwXAV #kidlit

A roundup of Rapunzel retellings from @alibrarymama http://ow.ly/vCtot #kidlit

Diversity

Color Your Bookshelf: 39 Diverse Board Books to Give a Baby or Toddler from @SproutsBkshelf http://ow.ly/vx18R #kidlit

On not stereotyping | Joseph Bruchac responds to "You Don't Look Indian" @CynLeitichSmith http://ow.ly/vwV9z

Entertainment Weekly — Kid Lit’s Primary Color: White — thoughts on @ew article from @lizb http://ow.ly/vzC4X #diversity

Events (National Poetry Month)

Poetry writing for kids: 14 Ideas from @momandkiddo http://ow.ly/vzBCc #NationalPoetryMonth

For #NationalPoetryMonth, Five Teen Poet Ambassadors Will Present their Works Across the Country | @sljournal http://ow.ly/vzD4h

Growing Bookworms

Nursery Rhymes: Not Just for Babies! (Activities for older and younger kids)| @ReadingRockets via @librareanne http://ow.ly/vwMHP

How Can a Child Learn to Write in 30 Minutes? (after lots of groundwork) by @TrevorHCairney http://ow.ly/vwZ7a #literacy

Relevant for many! The Lesson I Learned From My Daughter About Reading Choice by @littlemamab @NerdyBookClub http://ow.ly/vwWR2

Great advice from @SunlitPages Raising Readers: Teaching Children to Read With Expression http://ow.ly/vzCnu #literacy

Miscellaneous

Fusenews: All you need is love (and books before the age of 3) — @fuseeight http://ow.ly/vCuGS#kidlit

Very cool! See a time-lapse video of LEGO Fenway Park being built | BetaBoston http://ow.ly/vwAqG via @tonkazona #RedSox

MagicAndMLK3My photo w/ Magic Johnson + Martin Luther King III at We Day CA, in blog post by my friend Jonathan White http://ow.ly/vwB90 #WeDay

OK, this is very fun! From @escapeadulthood | Dude Transforms Deck Into Pirate Ship http://ow.ly/vzACo

On Reading, Writing, and Publishing

The 9 Most Mischievous Literary Pranksters, Ranked | @HuffPostBooks via @tashrow http://ow.ly/vx0wm

Perspective, people. Thoughts from a mother + author on why she can't respond to everyone's emails from @haleshannon http://ow.ly/vwUtU

Yes (most anyway). Should celebrities stop writing children's books? | The Observer @Guardian http://ow.ly/vzKex via @PWKidsBookshelf

LA Times - 'Fault in Our Stars' writer John Green has a good read on teens, tech by @Gwenda via @PWKidsBookshelf http://ow.ly/vzK3U

How I learned to stop worrying and love the @Kindle @DailyDot via @tashrow http://ow.ly/vx0Th

Schools and Libraries

Nice! New Jersey Librarians Get $116,000 in Makerspace Grants - @ShiftTheDigital http://ow.ly/vzCV6

SummerReadingKids-1Infographic about positive impact of library #SummerReading programs as reported by parents http://ow.ly/i/5a9ww @SantaClaraLib @alscblog

Nice infographic about the positive impact that library #SummerReading programs have on kids http://ow.ly/i/5a9qN @SantaClaraLib @alscblog

Parenting

Food for thought | I'm Done Making My Kid's Childhood Magical | @BunmiLaditan @HuffPost http://ow.ly/vwYp1 via @FreeRangeKids

Risky Play: Why Children Love It and Need It | Peter Gray at Psychology Today http://ow.ly/vwWcx

What Parents Should Know About Kids’ Social Networking from @StratfordSchool http://ow.ly/vwXwZ

Programs and Research

News: @Scholastic Launches Classroom and School-wide Registration for Students to Join the #SummerReadingChallenge http://ow.ly/vwJ8h

Join the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge - @CoffeeandCrayon http://ow.ly/vzBqR #STEM

© 2014 by Jennifer Robinson of Jen Robinson's Book Page. All rights reserved. You can also follow me @JensBookPage or at my Growing Bookworms page on Facebook.

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18. Post Publication Book Awards: Housatonic Book Awards

We invite you to nominate your 2013 titles for the inaugural Housatonic Book Awards, operated by the MFA in Creative in Professional Writing at Western Connecticut State University in cooperation with the MFA Alumni Writer's Cooperative (AWC). The mission of the awards is to promote excellent writing, to identify authors who serve as professional role models for writing students, and to develop the WCSU MFA in Creative and Professional Writing scholarship fund.

Five recipients will be honored in the areas of Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction, Writing for Middle Grades and Young Adults, and Professional Writing. Any publisher, author, agent, or legal representative may enter a title in the appropriate award genre.

The Housatonic Book Awards are open for nominations between March 15 and June 15. This is a postmark deadline. Recipients receive $1500 and will appear at a WCSU MFA Residency in 2015.
 

Guidelines, the entry form, and the electronic submission portal may be found here.

The awards subscribe to the CLMP Code of Ethics.

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19. Prose and Poetry Competitions for Women: A Room of Her Own

$1000 Poetry and Prose Publication Prizes for women
 

A Room of Her Own Foundation (AROHO), a transformational community for women writers and artists, is seeking submissions from women writers for the $1,000 To the Lighthouse Poetry Publication Prize (previously unpublished collection of poetry 48 to 96 pages in length) and $1000 Clarissa Dalloway “everything but poetry” Book Prize (previously unpublished, 50,000 to 150,000 words)

There is a $20 submission fee for each manuscript. Our 2014 deadline has been extended to July 31st. Winning manuscripts will be published by Red Hen Press.

Read more here on how to apply.

Please address all inquiries to:


infoATaroomofherownfoundationDOTorg (Change AT to @ and DOT to . )


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20. Poetry Competition: Blue Lynx Prize

Announcing the 2014 annual Blue Lynx Prize: $2000 plus publication for a full-length poetry collection. 
 
The Prize is awarded for an unpublished volume of poems by a U.S. author, which includes foreign nationals living and writing in the U.S. and U.S. citizens living abroad. Poems included may not have appeared in full-length, single-author collections. Acknowledgments pages and author names may be included, but will be removed prior to final judging.


Entries must be at least 48 pages in length. There is a $28 reading fee. Please submit by one of the following methods:


1. Submit online through Submittable.


2. Send to:


Lynx House Press
P.O. Box 940
Spokane, WA 99210


with $28 check payable to Lynx House Press and a self-addressed, stamped envelope for notification.


Deadline (postmark deadline for hard copy submissions): May 15, 2014 

 
More information at our website

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21. Poetry Competition: Cider Press Review 2014 Editors' Prize Book Award

Cider Press Review is now accepting manuscript submissions for the 2014 Editors' Prize Book Award for a first or second book of poetry.

The annual Cider Press Review Editors Prize offers a $1,000 prize, publication, and 25 author's copies of a book length collection of poetry. Author receives a standard publishing contract. Initial print run is not less than 1,000 copies. Cider Press accepts submissions for the Editors Prize between April 1 and June 30 annually.

The winner is selected by the editors of Cider Press Review. Past winners include Susan Laughter Meyers for My Dear, Dear Stagger Grass and Laura Donnelly for Watershed.

See our submission guidelines here.

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22. Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Award

The Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Award is currently seeking submissions to be considered for the 2015 award in two categories:

  • Works for Younger Children These are books appropriate for children from birth to 12 years old [or Infant to 5th grade]
  • Works for Older Children These are books appropriate for children ranging from 13 years old to 18 years old [or 6th grade to 12th grade]

All submissions for 2015 must have a publication date of 2014 to be considered.  To submit a book for considerations please send four copies of the book to:

Jesse Gainer, Director

Tomás Rivera Children’s Book Award

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Texas State University

601 University Drive

San Marcos, TX 78666

The Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Award, established in 1995, recognizes and honors authors and illustrators who create quality children’s literature that authentically depicts the Mexican American experience in the United States.

 

 


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23. Short Fiction Competition: Fourth Annual BOA Short Fiction Prize

FOURTH ANNUAL BOA SHORT FICTION PRIZE

Contest Judge: BOA Publisher Peter Conners

Initiated in 2007, BOA's American Reader Series has published more than 20 short story collections. These collections feature voices more concerned with the artfulness of their writing than the twists and turns of plot. In 2014, the fourth BOA Short Fiction Prize will be awarded to a collection of short stories. As with our poetry, the first criterion for publishing any book will be its artistic excellence.

Download the Entry Form (PDF)

WINNER RECEIVES:

* Book publication by BOA Editions, Ltd. in the American Reader Series in Spring 2016

* $1,000 Honorarium

ELIGIBILITY:

* Entrants must be a citizen or legal resident of the United States .

* Entrants must be at least 18 years of age.

* Translations, novels, and novellas are not eligible.

* Individual stories from the manuscript may have been published previously in magazines, journals, anthologies, chapbooks of 32 pages or less, or self-published books of 46 pages or less, but must be submitted in manuscript form.

* Employees, volunteers, and board members of BOA Editions, Ltd., or their partners, spouses, or immediate families, are not eligible.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES & REQUIREMENTS:

Send one copy of the manuscript, our entry form, and the $25 entry fee, to BOA Editions, Ltd., between April 1 and May 31, 2014, to the address listed below. Make check or money orders payable to BOA Editions. Do not pay by cash or credit card.

MANUSCRIPT FORMAT:

* Minimum of 90 pages; maximum of 200 pages
* At least 11pt. font. and double-spaced

* Name, address, telephone number, and email address must appear on the title or cover page of the manuscript.

* Do not send artwork or photographs.

* Typed or word-processed on standard white paper, on one side of the page only

* Paginated consecutively with a table of contents

* Bound with a spring clip

* Attach publication acknowledgments, if any.

* Include a stamped, self-addressed postcard for notification of receipt of manuscript.

* Do not send by FedEx or UPS.

* Electronic and fax submissions will not be accepted.

* Neither late nor early manuscripts will be accepted.

* Contestants may submit the manuscript elsewhere simultaneously, but must notify BOA Editions immediately if a manuscript is accepted by another publisher.

* Once submitted, manuscripts cannot be altered. The winner will be given the opportunity to revise before publication.

* Contestants may submit more than one manuscript, but a separate entry fee and entry form must accompany each manuscript.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES SUGGESTED:

* Send manuscript in a plain or padded envelope. No boxes, please.

* For notification of competition results, include a business-size SASE.

* Keep a copy of your manuscript, as manuscripts will not be returned.

* We advise that you send your manuscript by first class or priority mail.

ANSWERS TO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

* The winner will be announced by September 1, 2014.

* The Honorarium will be awarded in two parts: one part upon receiving a signed contract, the second part upon publication.

* The winning manuscript will be published in Spring 2016, in an original paperback edition and an e-book edition of the American Reader Series.

* The winner will retain full copyright of his or her work.

* The paper from all manuscripts will be recycled after the winner is announced.

* In the unlikely event that a suitable manuscript cannot be found, BOA Editions reserves the right not to award a prize.

* BOA Editions assumes no responsibility for loss of manuscripts.


Send manuscripts, postmarked between April 1 and May 31, 2014, with entry fee, to:
BOA Editions, Ltd.
PO Box 30971
Rochester , NY 14603

GOOD LUCK!

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24. Poetry Book Prize: Liam Rector First Book Prize for Poetry

Liam Rector First Book Prize for Poetry 

Reading Period: February 1 – May 31, 2014

No manuscripts postmarked after May 31th, 2014 will be considered.

Reading fee: $20.00

Notification in June for Spring 2015 publication by Briery Creek Press.
Winner receives 50 books, a reading, and $1000.00.
All entries receive a copy of the winning book.


Send between 48 and 60 pages of poetry, no more than one poem per page, no smaller than 12-point font, Arial, Courier, or Times. Do not include Table of Contents in page count. Entries will be judged blind, so include cover letter with manuscript title, poet’s name, and all contact information. Cover sheet on manuscript should include TITLE ONLY. Do NOT include Dedication, Acknowledgments or Credits page. Poet’s name should NOT appear anywhere in the manuscript. Number all manuscript pages. Entries should include a #10 SASE for winner notification. Send disposable manuscripts only; no manuscripts will be returned.

No restriction on content or style; we’re simply looking for excellent poetry.


Simultaneous submissions are acceptable for the contest, although we ask that poets please contact us immediately if the manuscript is accepted elsewhere. Reading fees are not returned upon such withdrawal. Current students and employees of Longwood University and authors published by The Dos Passos Review as well as any individual with a personal relationship (e.g. former students) with the judge are not eligible for this competition.


Make checks payable to:  

DPR/BRIERY CREEK, Department of English, Longwood University

Mail to:


DPR/BRIERY CREEK
Department of English
Longwood University
201 High Street
Farmville, VA 23909

We adhere to the ethical guidelines set forth by the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses.

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25. Links I Shared on Twitter this Week: May 16

TwitterLinksHere are highlights from the links that I shared on Twitter this week @JensBookPage. There are lots of book lists this week, as well as several links that reflect the continuation of the #WeNeedDiverseBooks conversation. 

Book Lists and Awards

Some fine titles: 2014 YALSA Teens’ Top Ten Nominees @tashrow http://ow.ly/wReZE #yalit

New Stacked #booklist: Get Genrefied: Historical Fantasy http://ow.ly/wRf90 #yalit @catagator

So You Want To Read Middle Grade: More 2014 Titles to Look Forward To from @greenbeanblog #kidlit http://ow.ly/wOg7s

Fun! Top Ten Books to Get Kids Moving by Annie Orsini and Kendra Limback | @NerdyBookClub http://ow.ly/wLy3s #booklist

Nonfiction Summer Reading List from @momandkiddo http://ow.ly/wLwMn #booklist

May 12: International Nurses' Day, three book suggestions from @bkshelvesofdoom http://ow.ly/wLv3x

10 to Note: Summer #kidlit Preview 2014 — @100scopenotes http://ow.ly/wGofZ

Stacked: A Look at YA Horror in 2014 #yalit @catagator http://ow.ly/wGo7U

For Mother's Day, 5 Awesome Moms in #KidLit {Friday’s Five} @5M4B http://ow.ly/wGn7i

The 2014 Locus Awards Finalists have been announced #yalit #kidlit http://ow.ly/wGnRz @bkshelvesofdoom

From Jewish (Muslim) to Ms. Marvel: A Brief Survey of YA with Muslim Characters @yahighway http://ow.ly/wGnIp via @CynLeitichSmith

UK Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize 2014 Shortlist (for #kidlit that communicates science) @tashrow http://ow.ly/wGmXa

Great Kid Books: #CommonCore IRL: In Real Libraries -- Baseball LineUp (ages 5-13) @MaryAnnScheuer http://ow.ly/wLxRD #kidlit

Diversity

The #48HBC is Nigh! and a Sobering Realization on the challenge of finding #diverse books from @mosylu http://ow.ly/wOh0w

How reading Cross-Racial Scenes in Picture Books Build Acceptance as kids play together | @sljournal http://ow.ly/wOjyh

An Expanded Cultural #Diversity Booklist: SLJ Readers Respond | @sljournal http://ow.ly/wOj93 #kidlit

Great stuff! @FirstBook Pledges to Buy #Diverse Books reports @PublishersWkly http://ow.ly/wOhs0

A Little Bit More on Diversity, link roundup and reading plans from Becky Levine http://ow.ly/wOgFY #WeNeedDiverseBooks

MAKING OUR OWN MARKET, new series at The Brown Bookshelf: Creating Our Own Publishing Houses | http://ow.ly/wLxKK #WeNeedDiverseBooks

Important post | We Need #Diverse Books . . . But Are We Willing to Discuss Them With Our Kids? — @fuseeight http://ow.ly/wLxs6

Talking #Diversity With Young Children | @medinger responds to @FuseEight post, from a teacher's perspective http://ow.ly/wLxAV

The timely theme for #KidLitCon14 is Blogging #Diversity in Young Adult and Children’s Lit: What’s Next? http://www.kidlitosphere.org/kidlitcon/

Events

2014 Children's Book Week Celebrations Begin Today! Are you a children's book champion? @randomlyreading http://ow.ly/wLuIP

CBW_Poster-smallCelebrate children's books and reading with @CBCBook May 12-18, 2014! http://bookweekonline.com #CBW14

Growing Bookworms

Read, Kids, Read! Strong op-ed by Frank Brunl in @NYTimes about the benefits of reading http://ow.ly/wOi0L via @PWKidsBookshelf

I could relate to Being a Mom of Growing Readers @growingbbb http://ow.ly/wIHKf | Happy Mother's Day, all!

Lovely! Heartwarming Story of the Day: Book 'Em Cops and Kids #Literacy Initiative from @bkshelvesofdoom http://ow.ly/wOgl7

Kidlitosphere

RT @MitaliPerkins I get to talk about kids on the margins, books, *and* blogs? How fun. MT @JensBookPage Announcing #KidLitCon14 http://bit.ly/1iL7gKg

2014KidLitConLogoLeila @bkshelvesofdoom is in for Kidlitosphere Conference 2014 in Sacramento. Are you? http://ow.ly/wO3qc #kidlitcon14

Ninth Annual 48 Hour Book Challenge FAQ's @MotherReader http://ow.ly/wLufR #diversity #48hbc

On Reading, Writing, and Publishing

Pioneers in Pigtails: Remembering the First Heroines Who Made Us Mighty @MeganJeanSovern @HuffPostBooks http://ow.ly/wGnnM via @tashrow

Take Some Cues from Gilligan: Build a Nation of Readers, Not an Island by Naomi @yabooksandmore @NerdyBookClub http://ow.ly/wGo2v

Research

It’s an #Ebook World for Young Readers 13 and Under Says PlayCollective Report | @sljournal http://ow.ly/wRe4e

This is depressing! Teen Reading Declining & Racial Reading Gaps Continue | @tashrow at Waking Brain Cells http://ow.ly/wLu9x

Schools and Libraries

I do love these: Little Free Libraries take off in the East Bay - Oakland Magazine http://ow.ly/wOk6avia Sharon Levin

Summer Reading

Nice resource: 2014 #SummerReading Recommendations, organized lists from picture book through YA from @HornBook http://ow.ly/wOjKo

Invitations to Imagination | #SummerReading ideas for K-3 | Jennifer M. Brown @sljournal http://ow.ly/wOiW9 #kidlit

Creep around Graveyards, Search for Spies | #SummerReading for Grades 4-8 | Elisabeth G. Marrocolla @sljournal http://ow.ly/wOiPi

Classics are Cool, But… | #SummerReading suggestions for Grades 9-12 | Jennifer Hubert Swan @sljournal http://ow.ly/wOiET

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