Saturday, May 29, 2010

Photo permissions

As I publish articles in more magazines, it strikes me how different their requirements for photo permissions are. Highlights has their own model release forms, which must be signed for all persons pictured. Other magazines have never asked me for any permission forms.

Since photos are an important part of publishing, I'm learning to make sure I have the photos--and permissions--before I submit.

Monday, May 17, 2010

More Good News

I just received word that Mothering magazine has scheduled my article on candy experiments for this fall. I'm excited to keep spreading the word.

News from Boy's Quest

Lots of good news this weekend: I learned that Boy's Quest Magazine has accepted two of my articles for an issue next year. One features a boy whose book drive collected over 30,000 books for an elementary school whose library had been destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, and the other is about wildfire fighters.

Here's some trivia about firefighting tools:
-Pulaski: a combined pick and ax (named after its inventor)
-combi: combined pick and shovel
-hotshot flare: a handheld ignition device to help with burnout operations

Monday, May 10, 2010

Writing Class

Seattle area residents might be interested to know that Charles de Lint is teaching a writing class 7 pm on Wednesday at the Bellevue library. An exceptional fantasy author, I'm sure his class on "Creating a rich emotional experience" will be full of good tips.

More info at KCLS's Meet The Author page.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Poetry Critique

You know you've been to too many critique groups when you can't help advising your 7-year-old would-be poet about imagery.