Thursday, October 26, 2017

Publishing News!

I am tickled to have a poem in the fall issue of BUMPLES BUDS, a brand-new online magazine for children.  BUMPLES BUDS is a high-quality interactive magazine filled with stories, poems, games, and activities. It's bright, colorful, and very inviting.  I just love the illustrations for my poem.  Did you notice the book the boy is reading?  It is my very own TREASURE IN THE ATTIC!


I wrote "First Book" many years ago after watching the excitement my sons and my students experienced when they independently read their first book.   This past summer, I got to relive that experience when my granddaughter and I read together. She is quickly becoming an independent reader!

"First Book" originally appeared in  Lee Bennett Hopkins' WORLD OF POETRY series in 1998.  A year later, it appeared in Scholastic's MONTH-BY-MONTH POETRY professional book.  For the past 18 yrs., it was tucked away in my files. When I saw that BUMPLES BUDS was accepting poems, I took a chance and sent it off! It makes me happy to think a new generation of children will read and (hopefully) enjoy it.

Writers, BUMPLES (for children 6-10) and BUMPLES BUDS (for children 3-5) is accepting submissions!  You can check out a sample issue here.

A big thank you to Brenda for hosting this week. I hope wherever you are, you are enjoying a gorgeous autumn season.

17 comments:

  1. How exciting, congratulations! I'm always happy to discover a new publication for little ones.

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    1. Jane- if you click on the link, you can see a sample issue. It's a cute magazine. : )

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  2. Very exciting, LInda. The poem shows the excitement beautifully. Congratulations!

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  3. Congrats, Linda!! Thanks for letting us know about Bumples Buds!

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  4. It is an exciting moment when you can read by yourself! Nice to see that your poem keeps finding new homes :-)

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    1. Tabatha, it's been fun seeing this poem in different publications. : )

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  5. Congratulations. I love the excitement in your poem.

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    1. Linda,
      I wondered....when you submit a poem to Bumple that has been published in another publication, do you make them aware of that? If it's only been published on my blog, should I make them aware of that?

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    2. Hi Penny,
      Yes, I would let them know. I think as long as you own the rights, it's okay.

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  6. Congratulations! I love that your poem has found a new home for a new generation of readers! I still feel that excitement when I find a new book I want to share.

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  7. Thanks, Kay. I feel that way too!

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  8. Congratulations. Wonderful poem and I love to hear when poems have several lives.

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  9. What a wonderful poem! It brought me straight back to when I could "read" my first book by myself. I had memorized The Little Red Hen, and I was so proud to show my parents that I could "read" each page. Congrats on your publication. Looks like a wonderful new resource for kids and authors.

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