Category Archives: Submissions

Babies, the Beach, and Submission Amnesia

Sometimes, when I really stop to think about it, I am convinced that we writers are certifiable. We put ourselves out there; our hearts and souls and words sliced open and served up to the entire world. We optimistically send … Continue reading

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Thinking Like a Coach

It’s Fall and in the Dixon house, that means it’s soccer season! A few years ago, I somehow started coaching. It was one of those things where someone is asking for volunteers, and no one is stepping up, and your … Continue reading

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A Psychology Lesson from Koala

So I was reading this picture book the other day. It is the story of a child and a terrible stuffed koala that WON’T. GO. AWAY. He tries everything he can to escape Koala. But he can’t. And as I … Continue reading

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Information Overload!

After discovering we were pregnant with our first child 15 years ago, my husband Rob and I rushed out to the bookstore (remember those?) and picked up a stack of books on raising children. We were so excited to read … Continue reading

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How Many Submissions are Enough?

Submitting our work takes so much time and emotional strength. Then we get the form, or no response at all. Sometimes we can’t help but wonder, how many submissions is enough? Of course, as with most things in the publishing world … Continue reading

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And Then It’s Spring

I came home last week with a huge stack of picture books about spring. There are so many great ones, and it’s April, which makes it the perfect time to peruse the stacks and be inspired. I picked AND THEN … Continue reading

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The Inside Scoop with Christina Pulles of Sterling Children’s Books

Thanks to everyone that participated in this giveaway. With all the extra entries, we had over 400 of you competing for that one submission pass! Our winner is: RYAN (jesteram) Congratulations, Ryan! Keep your eyes peeled for an email with … Continue reading

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