Monday, December 30, 2013

Happy New Year--And an Announcement!

EDITED BECAUSE I'M A NINNY

Matt Sinclair, a regular contributor to the excellent blog From The Write Angle and chief brain behind Elephant's Bookshelf Press, announced just before Christmas EBP's next anthology (after Winter Regrets, that is). Here's the announcement, ripped from EBP's blog:

Elephant's Bookshelf Press is putting together an antibullying anthology for kids between the ages of seven and twelve. Cat Woods will lead this effort and serve as the editor for the anthology.

Submissions can be told from the point of view of the bully, the victim or the bystander and must be suitable for middle grade (MG) readers. All stories should have a clear resolution that will help readers better understand the impact of bullying and/or help give them appropriate tools to deal with potential bullying situations in their lives. The maximum word count for stories is 2,500.
For the full text of the announcement, and  instructions on how to submit, go to The Elephant's Bookshelf.

I am of the opinion that there are many people who are far-too quick to raise the cry of "Bully!" whenever someone makes a statement they don't like. I also believe, however, that bullying is a serious issue that needs to be addressed. This anthology is a great way to do that, and could have a positive impact on many people. Please consider a submission. That is all, now on to the rest:


Happy New Year, in advance.

Nothing fancy, no resolutions, none of that, just my wishes to all of you for a happy, healthy and successful year. Thanks for coming by and letting me ramble at you, and for sharing your thoughts with me. Be well, and stay safe!

No, this is not a current photo--it's from a couple of years ago

8 comments:

  1. Happy New Year, Jeff. That picture is gorgeous--as long as you're nice and warm inside. :D

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    1. Same to you, Donna. Heh, our house isn't exactly warm, but at least we're inside!

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  2. Happy New Year, Jeff!
    I love ramblings, so I'll be back! :)

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  3. I hadn't heard about Matt's latest anthology - thanks for the heads up!
    Happy New Year to you - wishing you and your family all the best for 2014! :)

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  4. I love your "nothing fancy" good wishes. That's all we really need, right? Have a peaceful New Year. :)

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    1. That's what I figured, Lexa. Same to you!

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