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2016 Opportunities for Writers of Jewish Story

Have you decided what path your writing will take in 2016? Here are some opportunities to take advantage of to bring your writing to new levels and to send your work off into the world. Highlights Foundation workshop, “Writing Jewish … Continue reading

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Give Yourself the Gift of Writing | 2014 Writing Workshops & Retreats

Now that we’re nearly into the third month of 2014, are you off to a great start or are you barely out of the gate? Give yourself a boost by attending a writing workshop or retreat. Here are some events … Continue reading

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New from The Whole Megillah | Monthly Writing Prompts

Dear Readers of The Whole Megillah, I promised the attendees of last month’s Highlights Foundation workshop, “Writing Jewish-themed Books for Children,” that I would give them monthly writing prompts. It then occurred to me to do the same for writers … Continue reading

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Editors Roundtable | Margery Cuyler, Marshall Cavendish/Shofar Books

Here is another video from the Editors Roundtable filmed at the 2011 Highlights Foundation workshop, Writing Jewish-themed Children’s Books on May 16. This video features publisher Margery Cuyler of Marshall Cavendish/Shofar Books with some comments from Natalie Blitt, former director … Continue reading

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Editors Roundtable | Debra Hess, Highlights Senior Editor

Debra Hess, senior editor at Highlights for Children, comments on what she looks for during the May 16, 2011 Editors Roundtable at the Highlights Foundation workshop, Writing Jewish-themed Children’s Books. Enjoy!

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Editors Roundtable | Ruth Katcher, Egmont

This is first in a series of videos from the Editors Roundtable filmed at the 2011 Highlights Foundation workshop, Writing Jewish-themed Children’s Books on May 16. Here Egmont editor-at-large Ruth Katcher shares her views on what works for her. Enjoy!

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Author’s Notebook | Guest Post by Laurel Snyder

I need to be honest—I’ve really struggled to write this little essay.   When Barbara asked me to scribble something about the promotion of Jewish picture books, I said yes immediately!  Because it seemed a simple enough task, and Barbara’s blog … Continue reading

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Agent’s Notebook | Rubin Pfeffer, East/West Literary Agency

Rubin Pfeffer recently joined the East/West Literary Agency after 35 years in book publishing. He worked at Harcourt Brace Jovanovich’s trade imprint, served at Pearson Education as senior vice president and chief creative officer, and was senior vice president and … Continue reading

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A History of Jewish Children’s Books—Part Two

Sydney Taylor and the All-of-a-Kind Family Adapted from a talk given by Lisa Silverman, Library Director of Sinai Temple, Los Angeles, May 23, 2010 at the Highlights Founders Workshop, “Writing Jewish-themed Children’s Books” Then we get to the most well-known, … Continue reading

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Agent’s Notebook | Mary Kole, Andrea Brown Literary Agency

Associate agent Mary Kole of Andrea Brown Literary Agency participated on the May 24, 2010 Editor/Agent Panel at the Highlights Foundation Workshop, “Writing Jewish-themed Children’s Books.” Watch what Mary had to say… Mary is also the author of the acclaimed … Continue reading

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