Monday, November 15, 2010

This week at the National Writing for Children Center

National Writing for Children Center News!

(printed with permission from the editor & founder, Suzanne Lieurance)

The National Writing for Children Center
is a showcase for children's book authors and illustrators.

Each month we showcase up to 12 authors and/or illustrators to let children, parents, grandparents, teachers, librarians, and others interested in the world of children's literature know about these artists' wonderful new children's books.

Authors and illustrators who are interested in being showcased at the National Writing for Children Center should visit our Showcase Application page for a complete list of all the promotional activities included in our monthly showcase.


This Week on Book Bites for Kids

Book Bites for Kids airs LIVE every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday afternoon at 2:00 CST on blogtalkradio.

Listen to the live show on and call in during the broadcast to ask a question or just to make a comment at 1-646-716-9239.

If you can't make it to the LIVE show, visit the National Writing for Children Center to listen to the replay of any or all of the scheduled shows.

Donna McDine Monday's guest is Donna M. McDine.
Donna is a PR Intern for the National Writing for Children Center. She'll talk about what's happening this week at the center and at the Children's Writers' Coaching Club.

America's Black Founders Tuesday's Guest is Nancy I. Sanders.
She'll talk about her new book America's Black Founders.

Silent Night Thursday's Guest is Mary Helene Jackson.
She'll talk about her new book Silent Night.

Click here to learn more about each of these guests!


Guardian Angel Kids Ezine Now Open for 2011 Submissions

The 2010 holiday season is rapidly approaching and now is the time to brainstorm and write your fictional short stories, non-fiction articles, and/or poetry ideas around the 2011 Guardian Angel Kids Theme List.

January: Animals - Submission deadline December 15, 2010

February: Grandparents - Submission deadline December 30, 2010

March: Concepts (Shapes, Colors, ABCs,) - Submission deadline January 15, 2011

April: Health - Submission deadline February 15, 2011

May: Horses - Submission deadline March 15, 2011

June: Wheels - Submission deadline April 15, 2011

July: Outer Space - Submission deadline May 15, 2011

August: Cuisine - Submission deadline June 15, 2011

September: Good Behavior - Submission deadline July 15, 2011

October: Sports & Activities - Submission deadline August 15, 2011

November: Dogs - Submission deadline September 15, 2011

December: Faith - Submission deadline October 15, 2011

These themes also tie into the Guardian Angel Publishing books, so be sure to check out the many books published each year at

Guardian Angel Kids Ezine needs 1 article per issue for parents/teachers on the subjects of reading, writing, teaching, parenting or something that ties in well with a theme.

Please visit Guardian Angel Kids to read and adhere to the submission guidelines at This is a paying market.

Click here to learn more!


Get This FREE 2010 Holiday Supplement from the Old Schoolhouse Magazine
Get this free Holiday 2010 guide from the Old Schoolhouse Magazine. It's full of recipes, crafts, articles, and other resources to make this your best holiday season ever!

Click here to get the digital download here now!

Enter This Week's Book Giveaway

Every week, visitors to the National Writing for Children Center can enter the drawing for our Book Giveaway by leaving a comment at the site.

On Sunday, we draw a name from among those people who left comments, and that person is the lucky winner of the week's Book Giveaway.

Visit the National Writing for Children Center any day this week and leave a comment to be entered in this week's Book Giveaway.

Next Sunday, November 21, 2010, we'll be giving away a copy of aRhythmetic, by Tiffany Stone, Kari-Lynn Winters, Lori Sherritt-Fleming, & Scot Ritchie .

Click here to visit the NWFCC and enter the giveaway!

We're Sending Our Showcased Authors Out on Tour This Week!

This week we start 6-day virtual book tours for each of the authors showcased this month at the National Writing for Children Center. Follow along on these tours and register for prizes as you learn more about our showcased authors and their new books.

The first tour starts this Monday, November 15th. Find out where and when all our showcased authors will be on tour by visiting the National Writing for Children Center this week to get the schedule for these tours.

This Week's Teleclass for Children's Book Authors
This week, children's author Pat McCarthy will present a teleclass called How to Write a Proposal for a Children's Nonfiction Book..

This LIVE teleclass will take place on Tuesday, November 16, 2010, at 1:00 p.m., CST and will be recorded.

NOTE: Members of the Children's Writers' Coaching Club have automatic access to this LIVE teleclass. Nonclub members may register for the teleclass here now. Members and nonmembers who register also receive a link to the replay the day after this live event.

$5.97 For Non club members

Non club members, click here to register!



Samantha said...

Lots of great info! thanks!

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What a great blog. I am going to follow you.

It's such a small world:) I know Donna very well:) So glad we met!


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