Mid-Week Notes

Three quick things this week:

  1. I’ve been accepted into the Southampton Children’s Lit Conference Graphic Novels Workshop. Ordinarily, I would never have applied because of the cost. But in this COVID world, I can participate virtually for a fraction of the usual fee. I’ve been reading graphic novels, mostly middle grade, like crazy. One that blew my socks off with its creativity: Snow White by Matt Phelan (who is the workshop instructor). Of course, the Hereville series by Barry Deutsch is among my very favorites. If you haven’t yet encountered Mirka, do get to know her!
  2. I now have a profile as an agent on Publishers Marketplace. The Children’s Book Insider will be featuring an interview with me around July 5. I am interested in history and historical fiction and Jewish themes for both adults and young readers (prefer middle grade and YA). I am a sucker for a novel in verse but want more than prose with line breaks.
  3. I think I’ve completed my rough draft of my contemporary YA novel in verse and gave it to my critique partner. What are your strategies for getting feedback on early drafts? Do you even want feedback at that stage?

Be safe, wherever you are.

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 Mid-Week Notes

  1. steve pollack says:

    Have you read “From Friend to Foe” a graphic novel by Shay Charka (Israeli cartoonist) based on magical stories by SY Agnon?

  2. Joan Sidney says:

    I really like your 3 things approach, so efficient & to the point.
    Do you have to be a graphic designer to write a graphics novel?

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