Call for manuscripts from Little Pickle Press

August 31, 2015


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Little Pickle Press and their newly launched young adult imprint Relish Media are on the lookout for middle grade and YA manuscripts. Little Pickle Press is seeking chapter books for 9 to 12-year olds, and middle grade novels for 10 to 14-year olds. Relish Media is seeking manuscripts in the young adult novel category for […]

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Review: Neighbors From Hell

August 25, 2015



Neighbors From Hell: An American Bedtime Story Written by Jan Frel and John Dolan Illustrated by Taras Kharechko Feral House June 2015 24 pages Neighbors From Hell is billed as a picture book for adults in the spirit of Go the F*ck to Sleep, except by different authors. Young Dan begs for a gory bedtime […]

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Review: Bug in a Vacuum

August 17, 2015


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Bug in a Vacuum By Mélanie Watt Tundra Books August 2015 96 pages Mélanie Watt incorporates the five stages of grief, also known as the Kübler-Ross model, into this simple, sweet story about a fly that gets sucked up in the vacuum cleaner. Over forty elaborate 2-page spreads bathed in color, detail, and melodrama tell […]

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Review: Martian Mustache Mischief!

August 10, 2015


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Martian Mustache Mischief! Written by Brian Rock Illustrated by Joshua Dawson First Light Publishing July 2015 29 pages Run for your lives! It’s an invasion of ketchup-eating, fuzzy caterpillars from Mars! But none of the townspeople take them seriously. So the wily creatures resort to drastic measures to satisfy their craving for ketchup and the […]

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Review: What Pet Should I Get?

August 3, 2015



What Pet Should I Get? By Dr. Seuss Random House Books for Young Readers July 2015 48 pages Kay and her brother visit the pet shop because their dad said they can pick out a pet. After considering the array of pets to choose from – dogs, cats, puppies, kittens, birds, rabbits, fish, and even […]

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Review: Water Ghosts

July 27, 2015



Water Ghosts By Linda Collison Old Salt Press, LLC May 2015 182 pages Fifteen-year old James McCafferty sees things other people don’t see – like dead people. And he hears things other people don’t hear – like the voices of dead people. His mother simply cannot deal with him so she ships him off to […]

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Crime pays with these 3 publishers

July 20, 2015



Are you a crime fiction writer? Check out Brash Books and Crime Wave Press. Brash Books was founded by international men of mystery Lee Goldberg and Joel Goldman, both Edgar-Award nominated, bestselling authors. Lee Goldberg is the TV writer/producer of many of successful series and is the author of more than 40 books, including the […]

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