EKPHRASIS: a Poetry Journal, is “looking for well-crafted poems, the main content of which addresses individual works from any artistic genre.” Further, they explain, “Ekphrastic verse transcends mere description: it stands as a transformative critical statement, an original gloss on the individual art piece it addresses.”
Check it out! Give it a go! Might be a market for your mini-masterpiece!
MIDDLE GRADE NOVELIST GAIL SHEPHERDhas great news! She writes, Jamie, I wanted to let you know I just signed a contract withPenguin Young Readers Group/Kathy Dawson Books, for a two-book deal. Kathy made the offer based on SOUTH BY SOUTHEAST, the book you were so helpful with in workshops. I’m thrilled of course and wanted to thank you! Publication of SBS is set for Winter 2016. Read more at Publishers Weekly Rights Report!
A LITTLE BIT OLDIE, but definitely still goldie! In her article “The Writing Workshop Glossary” on the New York Times site, Amy Klein translates some of the puzzling stuff a writer might hear when she hangs her work out on the line and invites others’ input! Thanks to Karen Maguire for sharing this one!
YA NOVELIST MELODY MAYSONET has just signed a publishing contract for her debut Young Adult novel, A WORK OF ART (Merit Press), due out in Spring 2015. Melody writes, Jamie, Thank you for the inspiration and knowledge you bestowed on me during the writing of the first draft. Not only that, but you gave me a killer critique for my revision. I revised based on your feedback, so the manuscript that got sold reflects your amazing instincts. Thank you so much.