Friday, March 30, 2012

The Fault in Our Stars

John Green's latest book has screenwriters. (Truly, the novel is probably going to win the Printz for 2012.) I would be more excited about this, but a) to the best of my knowledge Looking for Alaska is still languishing out there and b) the production team is the same one that did (wait for it) the Twilight Saga!!! But the writers themselves seem to have a better track record--they've done, among other things, 500 Days of Summer, which I actually liked. So we'll see.

I finished the book last night and woke up with swollen eyes this morning.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

An announcement

Since one of my degrees is from Hollins, a creative writing mecca with several degrees in writing for children, I have access to some interesting resources on publishing for kids and young adults.

Here's one for a literary magazine soliciting contributions:

My name is Hannah Goodman, and I am the editor/founder of a new literary magazine that features edgy YA fiction.
I've attached a press release about our magazine. Our first issue is available off our blog  and is also available in various e-book versions from <>
Hannah Goodman, MFA, ME.d
Editor/Founder, Sucker Literary Magazine