Search on ....
Subscribe to SLJ
Follow This Blog: RSS feed
A Fuse #8 Production
Inside A Fuse #8 Production

Press Release Fun: A 2016 Children’s Literature Fellow Program Accepts New Applications

MFA in Creative Writing and Literature CONTACT: Emma Walton Hamilton Stony Brook Southampton                          FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2016 Children’s Literature Fellows Program Now Accepting Applications from Aspiring Children’s Authors Worldwide August, 2015. Southampton, NY. The Children’s Literature Fellows, a one-year graduate level certificate program sponsored by Stony Brook Southampton’s MFA in Creative Writing and […]

Press Release Fun: Warwick Children’s Book Festival


Because life is too short not to know about cool children’s book festivals.  Heads up, Orange County! Behold: Warwick Children’s Book Festival September 26, 2015 11am-4pm, rain or shine Free Admission; open to the general public Railroad Avenue, Warwick (Orange County) Children, readers and book lovers of all ages are cordially invited to the […]

Press Release Fun: The Grolier Club Celebrates Alice


Because you didn’t truly think The Grolier Club would let the 150th anniversary of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland pass without a word, did you? Alice in a World of Wonderlands: The Translations of Lewis Carroll’s Masterpiece A Celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Publication of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland at the Grolier Club Alice’s […]

Press Release Fun: Middle Grade Twitter Chat!


This week I received the following piece of info: “Mighty Media Press is hosting and moderating a Twitter chat on August 18th, with six middle grade authors to discuss how middle grade fiction can teach readers about creativity and imagination; and how it helps them confront and solve real-life struggles and conflicts. Our hope is […]

Press Release Fun: Author Name Pronunciation Guide Reaches 2,000 Audio Clips

Maybe one of the more enjoyable press releases I’ve released. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Authors and Illustrators Reveal the Origins and Pronunciations of Their Names – See more at: MADISON, Wis. (July 16, 2015) – Ever wondered how to pronounce a favorite author’s name? Since 2007, almost half-a-million readers have visited to hear authors and […]

Press Release Fun: Balloons Over Broadway

When Lisa Von Drasek does a program, you bloody well publicize that program. Here she just let me know about these multiple, awesome programs. Well worth noting, folks. People often ask me how could I give up being at Bank Street College of Education to live in Minnesota. The answer is the Kerlan Collection. This […]

Press Release Fun: Salt wins the New York Historical Society Children’s History Book Prize


THE NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY ANNOUNCES 2015 CHILDREN’S HISTORY BOOK PRIZE RECIPIENT: HELEN FROST FOR SALT Award to be presented by Chancellor Fariña June 18; Families invited to meet the author June 20 NEW YORK, NY (June 16, 2015)—Dr. Louise Mirrer, President and CEO of the New-York Historical Society, announced today that author Helen Frost will […]

Press Release: Children’s Artists for Gun Safety

Politics and children’s literature are, to a certain extent, inextricable.  The education of our children is so closely tied into our understanding of what education could and should entail (and for whom) that it is innately political.  But there are other issues that are affected by politics too.  Children’s author/musician/performer Bill Harley is familiar to […]

Press Release Fun: The Summer Camp You Deserve (Highlights!)


As I have in the past, I’ll be speaking at the Highlights Foundation roundabout July 16th, and it really is just the nicest place to be.  With that in mind, here’s a cute little infographic the folks made about their summer camp.  Come by, come by!

Press Release Fun: The 2015 Anne Izard Storytellers’ Choice Awards


The Anne Izard Storytellers’ Choice Awards Committee is pleased to announce the recipients of the 12th biennial Awards.  The awards will be presented in a ceremony on Tuesday, June 16, 2015, at the White Plains (New York) Public Library. The program is open to the public. The Anne Izard Storytellers’ Choice Award was established in 1990 […]

A Call for Art! Judy Blume Art! Celebrate the ABFE


So you think you love Judy Blume?  Prove it.  As you know, each and every year The American Booksellers for Free Expression has a book art auction.  It’s where people go to get really really good stuff.  And this year, since the ABFE is celebrating Judy Blume, they’re not only looking for artists willing to […]

Press Release Fun: The 21st Century Children’s Nonfiction Conference (Professional Development Credit!)


Howdy, folks.  You may recall that in the past I’ve mentioned that there’s a lovely 21st Century Children’s Nonfiction Conference coming to NYC this June.  Well, for those of you with professional development credits to accrue, guess what?  You can get one by attending.  See below for more details: EDUCATOR LITERACY PROGRAM presented by 21st […]

Press Release Fun: The Kids Author Carnival Returns!

Here in New York there’s a Teen Authors Festival that makes the rounds once a year. Inspired by David Levithan’s style, a Kids Author Carnival was created. It’s now in its second year. Check out that line-up! KIDS AUTHOR CARNIVAL 2015   The 2nd annual Kids Author Carnival will take place at the Jefferson Market […]

Press Release Fun: The 21st Century Children’s Nonfiction Conference

Screen Shot 2015-01-23 at 4.16.33 PM

Bet you didn’t know that there was a nonfiction conference for children, did you? There is, and it’s still relatively new. This year they invited me to take part with them, then whipped up this nifty little press release.  Come and attend!  Particularly if you’re here in NYC.  It’s just a day and it’s not […]

Press Release Fun: Stephen Barbara on the Move!

My agent has just found a new home. And since he’s a stellar feller, here are the details of the matter. LITERARY AGENT STEPHEN BARBARA JOINS INKWELL MANAGEMENT After six years at Foundry Literary + Media, literary agent Stephen Barbara will join InkWell Management, effective January 5th, 2015. Barbara, who was instrumental in building Foundry’s books […]