Monday, March 30, 2009

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Thursday, March 26, 2009

We chatted it up for weeks and now is here! Oh, the myriad wonders that await.

Submissions Our on-line Submission Form (we jettisoned snail- mailed and emailed submissions)  means we now respond in THIRTY DAYS! (rather than our long-standing 90 days). 

Writers and/or Illustrators note: we still look hard for talent, established and new. Lest anyone forget, STNY has a tradition of finding new talent and launching first-rate careers.

Business Partners will work with ease on password-protected content areas.

Acquiring Editors can directly download illustrated manuscripts and/or large files and have access to continually updated ancillary materials and relevant websites.

Permission Editors can request work via an on-line Permissions Form!

Foreign Colleagues can source STNY’s continually updated catalogue and check the status of projects in development. Sales support materials— reviews, awards, licensing deals, and media coverage— will be posted for each title and/or author.

Who can ask for anything more?


This is THE BEST historical of all. Pat Hughes's first book went over big where she set it, Missouri, an undeclared state during the Civil War. Seven years after the hardcover release of  GUERRILLA SEASON, FSG is giving the world a paperback— hoping Missouri will require every middle-grader to buy— I mean, read it. If you write historical fiction— or anything at all— read GUERRILLA SEASON, it's downright scintillating.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Wake Up and Smell the Dog P--- Well, Anyways

Here is a SPECTACULAR book by writing + illustrating dynamos (also husband and wife)  Jeff Crosby and Shelley Ann Jackson.

LITTLE LIONS, BULL BAITERS, & HUNTING HOUNDS traces 50 dog breeds to their geographic origins, connecting them to the jobs they were breed specifically to perform. Jeff and Shelly's next book, on Horses, is in-the-works.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Who Says Janie Bynum Doesn't Rock?

No one! And that's because she does! ONE LITTLE FLOWER GIRL won a 2009 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio GOLD  BOOK AWARD! hip hip hurray for Janie Supreme!

Sunday, March 15, 2009 is coming this week! (we expect) will launch this week! 

John and I are now reading on electronic readers, and submissions henceforth are ONLY accepted via our electronic submission form. Now, before you start grousing, take heed: we will now respond MUCH faster. We still want exclusives but our turnaround will be one-third our long-standing 90 days. We will now respond to submissions within 30 days. Cool, right?

Also Note
  • Snail-mailed hardcopy submissions will be returned un-opened.
  • Submissions emailed to our STNY mailboxes will be deleted unread.
  • We will not answer submissions for screenplays or for the adult market.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

What Pamela Travers Said

(Who is Pamela Travers? That's why we have Wikipedia.)

In a British review, she wrote that anyone who writes for children successfully is probably writing for one child, namely the child that is him/herself. That one true inner critic, to me, ALWAYS knows best. if there is a barrier to sourcing it, you have to get over it.


Tuesday, March 10, 2009

A Wendy Lamb Books (R-H) Publishing Event!

New Art Slade novel! 
For your delectation, an original blend of boy, pig, truffles, and lightening— oh, and an odd prep school where the kids have to wear kilts. Click now and let the entertainment begin!

Thursday, March 5, 2009


Just look how fabulous Janie Bynum is. We're not kidding!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Here She Comes. . .

 Janie Bynum's super cute, pastel-y pictures will smile you up (despite the kinda lame text). LITTLE FLOWER GIRL wannabes might commence plucking petals themselves for tossing practice. Not to worry: the book comes with a packet of FREE silk organza petals. Now, that's fancy!

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