Monday, November 11, 2013

A Cetain Young Lady, Veronica,

A certain young lady, Veronica,
Had trials in Santa Monica.
She dreamt of a car
But could not pronounce 'R'
So went about saying I wannaca.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

After 20 years racing through or studying over 40,000 unsolicited submissions— to our delight, consternation, joy, bafflement, awe, horror, (and more!)— STNY's unsolicited submission chute is closing. In fact, it already is. No longer can we consider unsolicited submissions.
STNY's list is heavy with clients whose work came over the transom (do people even know this term nowadays?), unpublished creators STNY is proud we discovered and developed (and continue to develop) and whose careers we continue building. (Notice we eschew 'to grow'.) STNY will of course continue to discover talent and add clients, only differently.
Henceforth, we will accept submissions from attendees when we appear at conferences. And we will consider submissions recommended by our big passel of editor pals, author friends, and STNY clients. Lastly, we will read materials as participants on awards committees, etc. So we are not going anywhere. We wand to continue to discover new talent.
Look for STNY's participation at regional and national conferences and retreats and award shows and trade fairs and seminars and maybe a bookstore signing or two.
To the thousand-plus 2013 solicitors who came before the hatches closed on June 10, 2013, thank you for your extra patience. Most already heard from us, some even favorably!, and the few remainders will directly.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Isn't This Awful?

At 4 pm, we deleted 220 submissions, all received after our Jun 10 submission cut-off for the summer. 

Those aspirants will never hear from us, poor them. But poor us, too— such wanton disregard. 

Who's with us?

Friday, June 14, 2013

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Bank Street BEST Children's Books of the Year

Yo! We landed THREE picture books this year. Congratulations to STNY's winning talent!

Mo Manning, LAUNDRY DAY, Clarion

Rick Walton, I NEED MY OWN COUNTRY (illust Wes Hargis), Bloomsbury

Maribeth Boelts, HAPPY LIKE SOCCER (illust Lauren Castillo), Candlewick

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Content at Last! A Silly Song!

Sing a song of mischief,
Pocketful of rye.
Four and twenty peppercorns
Sabootage a pie.

When the pie was opened
The king began to sob,
 “I long to eat a dainty thing––
And, lo!  A pepper job!”

Monday, February 25, 2013

Blog Blog Blog

How our blog sags!

We promise more posts henceforth— at least to match our record last year. Can't be too many. We'll check.

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