The Whole Megillah Grows

Thanks to everyone–Jewish children’s book writers, librarians, editors, agents, and publicists–who have helped make The Whole Megillah a success.

Given the great response, I’ve been thinking of expanding The Whole Megillah to offer:

  • Workshops and retreats–I’m exploring a four-day workshop/retreat for 2011 in Amherst, MA. This would include some time at the National Yiddish Book Center, a talk by an AJL librarian, an established author of Jewish children’s books, an editor and/or agent, and writing time. Other cities under future consideration include Los Angeles, Cleveland, Charleston, Washington DC, and of course, New York.
  • Editorial services–For those of you who want or need an experienced set of eyes on your works-in-progress, The Whole Megillah can hook you up.
  • Face-to-face brunches–Quarterly Sunday brunches, a Sunday Schmooze, in New York City with a couple of agents and/or editors.
  • First Page fairs–The Whole Megillah can post your first pages so editors and agents can look at them.
  • Illustration and photography contests–Let’s not forget the importance of illustration and photography and the talented artists who create these images. Hence, a contest with entries posted on a new The Whole Megillah website. (Don’t worry, the blog will stay.)

These are fee-based services.

My question to all of you: Do these services interest you?

About Barbara Krasner

History writer and award-winning author Barbara Krasner writes Jewish-themed poetry, articles, nonfiction books, and novels for children and adults.
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6 Responses to The Whole Megillah Grows

  1. They do indeed, Barbara!!

  2. Sarah says:

    All of it sounds good!

  3. I would be interested in a conference/workshop if it were in Los Angeles, where I live! Not much money for travel at the moment, since I’m in library school and not working at a paid job…

  4. Marcia says:

    Hi. I live in San Diego so anything you plan on line or on the West Coast would be wonderful! Confernces and workshops are great ideas. I’ll be looking for them hopefully in the near future.

  5. susan kantor says:

    I’d be interested–especially in the workshops and Sunday brunches.

  6. Lesley Sussman says:

    I like the First Page Fairs idea. I have a new Jewish murder mystery coming out next year, but am trying to ge the interest of an agent or editor for a Jewish vampire novel. les sussman

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