Today's Tune - Single Ladies (Cover)
Woo, there is some craziness going on in my life right now. Robot Boyfriend (note: not actually a robot) and I went up to Wisconsin and Chicago this weekend, and are planning to do Chicago again next weekend, amid all our SUPER FUN packing and errands and such while we prepare for the big move. Ch-ch-ch-changes oOoOoOoOoOoOo.
I just have a few tidbit updates for you to snack on today, but first I wanted to say hello to my new followers! Hello to to my old followers as well. Hello to followers past and present, and those who are yet to be. Or something. Special thanks and hello to olleymae, who is my 50th (!!!) follower. A flourished bow in your direction, friend!
If you're looking for a "darker" themed literary magazine for children and teens, you should check out Crow Toes Quarterly, a Canadian magazine that prides itself on showcasing the edgier, quirkier side of children's and YA lit. It's sort of a darker Cricket. It's primarily aimed at kiddos in the 9-12 range, so they don't really take "mature content" YA, but they do consider creepy/monster/quirky stuff.
If you write children's, middle grade or young adult literature, you've probably heard of the SCBWI. If you haven't, check it out pronto, and if you have the means, become a member! It's a wonderfully helpful organization. They send out publication guides, lists of magazines that are paying for children's literature, information about local branches you can hook up with, and all that good stuff. I believe it's $80 to join.
SCBWI is having their annual Summer Conference in L.A. July 30th - August 2nd this year, and again, if you have the means, you should make the trip! It's pricey, but I'm planning on doing it this year. I've been saving for it :) So, if you're going, let me know and maybe we can meet up and share writing woes and joys! It'll be a big bag of rad.
That's all I've got for today, except for the Guest Post I did for Justine Dell over on her blog, which you should definitely check out. Check out my post, I mean, because I'm sort of vain, but also Justine's blog because she's superb.
Till next time!