Yesterday I published a bit of a good news/bad news post. The good news was that my site’s new feature, Raspberry Reads, was doing well and people were submitting their books to take advantage of the opportunity to have them promoted, no strings attached. The bad news was that my other feature, Storytellers, was doing less well. Not only was I sans submissions, the responses from people and organizations I’d reached out to were few and far between.
Not long after the post went up, I received a comment from a woman who was interested in submitting stories from her little ones. I was very excited and am looking forward to reading what she sends. Then today I got an email from Winning Writers letting me know that they were adding Storytellers to their list of resources for students.
So perhaps my whining was all for naught. It’s much more likely that I am simply impatient and need to sit on my hands for a bit. Especially when my hands start banging away at the keyboard, writing pitiful rants about how everyone is ignoring me.
And now for the bonus news! The good people at Winning Writers also informed me that they’ve added a new category to their North Street Book Prize: self-published children’s books. The grand prize is $3,000 and the winner in each category will win $1,000, plus some valuable extras. Entries are being accepted from February 15 to June 30, and you can read all about the prizes and submission guidelines at the link above.
Oh, and while you’re out there, check out their list of student resources. I hear they’re listing an awesome opportunity called Storytellers …