POETRY FRIDAY

I’ve been meaning to join in on #poetryfriday for ages and thanks to this post on Renée LaTulippe’s blog I now know how to do it so thanks for that Renée.   When I went to Christie’s blog, Wondering and Wandering – I was delighted to see that her blog title was “Birds of a […]

50% off first hour’s edit

To warm up your Winter Writing – Jackie’s Rhyming Manuscript Editing Service is offering 50% off your first hour’s edit for the entire month of JUNE. Normally $45, for JUNE only you can get your first hour for only $22.50 – you’ll also receive a FREE copy of her Rhyme Like the Experts book. So […]

ASK DIANNE: Rhyming Picture Books

Originally posted on Writing and Illustrating:
Q:  When I go to the bookstore or library for market research, I see a lot of rhyming picture books on the shelves.  Kids love picture books that rhyme, obviously.  But a lot of editors and agents say that they don’t want rhyming picture book submissions from writers.  Why?…

Second book syndrome

How many of us, after publishing our first book, felt, after more than enough rejections, that that was it? Well I certainly did. I comforted myself with talk such as – oh well, that was nice while it lasted, at least I got one book published, at least this, at least that……But if I’m honest, […]

Jackie’s Annual Poetry/Stories in Verse Competition is now open…

It’s that time again – but this time Summer is in the air and what better way to celebrate than with a Xmas Competition… Running from 15th November to 15th January 2017     Unpublished Never edited by yours truly Any theme Must be written in rhyme and meter A poem captures a moment (usually shorter) A verse […]

One Minute Till Bedtime – Blog Tour/Celebration

Welcome to our online celebration of Kenn Nesbitt’s beautiful collection of poems written by 65 poets from all around the world. Below you will find a display of some of the poems that didn’t make it into the anthology. I thought this might be a fun way to showcase some well loved rejections while also […]

One Minute Till Bedtime – BLOG TOUR

  Looking forward to reading the many poems that didn’t quite make it into Kenn Nesbitt’s ‘One Minute Till Bedtime’ poetry anthology. Kenn says… I’m thrilled to announce the release of my newest book, One Minute Till Bedtime. This is the first anthology that I have put together, and it has already received starred reviews from Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, […]

Just for fun

Today, as I uploaded some more poems to the page the bottom drawer (under Jackie’s poetry) I thought it might be fun to see if any children’s illustrators might like to have a go at illustrating any of the poems. I’m not able to offer any money but if I choose your illustration I would […]

C J Dennis Poetry Competition and Festival

The Impossible BBQ – Highly Commended Gran is out from Cornwall and we’ve planned an Aussie treat The great Australian BBQ with eskies full of meat Steaks and chops and sausages and don’t forget, of course The most important condiment, the Heinz tomato sauce Gran’s not used to seeing all our wide and open spaces […]