Posted by: Katie B | September 14, 2010

Cobblestone & Cricket: Opportunities for Children’s Authors

Opportunity

 

Cobblestone & Cricket are a division of the Caras Publishing Group that “enlightens, entertains, and educates children”.  Basically, they publish a slew of the beloved children’s magazines including Babybug, Ladybug, Spider, Cricket, Appleseeds, etc.  With all these magazines it means they are often looking for new content to publish.  Bonus opportunity for us!  

Cobblestone & Cricket have a Guildelines tab listed right on their website which outlines, by magazine, what their interests are.  The submission guidelines are very detailed, which makes them easy to follow.  Or, in my case, makes it less likely I’ll mess up.  One thing publishes really hate is when you don’t pay attention to their Guidelines.  

So many of us have tried our hand in the Picture Book marketplace, and as we know, it is incredibly tough.  Word limits are restrictive and creating a story that dovetails with illustrations is trickier than it sounds.  Magazines offer another outlet for these sweet stories, and they allow some leniency in descriptive language.  Not to mention, if you do get published in a magazine, it lends additional credibility to your name!  

So, give it a try.  What do you have to lose?  Let me know how it goes.  As posted previously, I love a good success story.

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