Monthly Archives: January 2014

Poet’s Notebook | Blue Lyra Review Poetry Editor M. E. Silverman

About M.E. Silverman M. E. Silverman is editor and founder of Blue Lyra Review and Review Editor of Museum of Americana. He is on the board of 32 Poems. His chapbook, The Breath before Birds Fly (ELJ Press, 2013), is available. His poems have appeared in more than … Continue reading

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Playwright’s Notebook | Sarah Levine Simon, “The Portrait”

On Sunday, January 16, I had the opportunity to see Sarah Levine Simon’s play, “The Portrait.” What follows is my interview with her. The play continues its run through January 26 at Theater 54, 244 W. 54th Street, 12th floor, … Continue reading

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Take Advantage of the Purim 10% Discount | Writing Jewish-Themed Children’s Books, a Highlights Workshop

Writing Jewish-Themed Children’s Books | A Highlights Foundation Workshop June 8 – 11, 2014 Time is running out! Special Offer: 10% discount if you apply before March 14 (Purim) In bucolic Boyds Mills, Pennsylvania, the Highlights Foundation offers for the … Continue reading

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2014 Sydney Taylor Book Awards Announced by AJL

2014 Sydney Taylor Book Awards Announced by AJL Laurel Snyder, Catia Chien, Patricia Polacco, and Neal Bascomb Named Gold Winners Laurel Snyder and Catia Chien, author and illustrator of The Longest Night:  A Passover Story, Patricia Polacco author and illustrator … Continue reading

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January 2014 | Monthly Writing Prompt

For many of us, January means snow – shoveling, horrible driving conditions, or maybe peace and quiet while it’s falling. And that gives impetus to this month’s prompt. Write about a time you or your character felt frozen. You could … Continue reading

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Author’s Notebook | The Nazi Hunters by Neal Bascomb

The Whole Megillah (TWM): What prompted you to write a book for young readers about the capture of Adolf Eichmann? Neal Bascomb (NB): Cheryl Klein, a wonderful editor at Scholastic, called me out of the blue one day and said that … Continue reading

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How the Outside World Impacted the Inside World of Publishing (From An Agent’s Point of View)

How the Outside World Impacted the Inside World of Publishing (From An Agent’s Point of View). A blog post I think everyone should read.

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