Workshop Registration Now Open

The Craft of Children’s Magazines: A Hands-On Workshop

Date: 10/19/2019

Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Location:
Driving Park Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library
1422 East Livingston Ave. – Columbus, Ohio 43205

How do you sell your work to children’s magazines?

It takes more than good content! In this three-hour, hands-on workshop, I’ll give you the tools you need to understand the world of children’s magazines.

I’ll take you behind the scenes at Cricket Media and demonstrate how an editorial team’s work relates to you. Then you’ll learn how to analyze a magazine in a hands-on exercise. Finally, you’ll have time to work on a submission based on current magazine needs.

You’ll leave with a better understanding of how to be successful in magazines and a great start to your own submission! Writers and illustrators at all levels are encouraged to attend!

Registration: https://ohiocensouth.scbwi.org/events/the-craft-of-childrens-magazines-a-hands-on-workshop-with-tracy-vonder-brink/

The Aztecs and Me

Aztec book

The Aztec civilization has fascinated me ever since I read about the discovery of Tenochtitlán in National Geographic in the 70s, so I jumped at the chance to write about it for a series on world civilizations. (Although they wouldn’t have called themselves Aztecs–that was a European word.)

Marsupial Month

The July/August issue of Click is all about marsupials, and I wrote an article about how kangaroos hop. As I was writing, I discovered there were tons of kangaroo photos on the stock photo services we use, and they fit what I was describing, so I turned it into a photo essay.

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May/June articles

I had two articles published in May/June! For ASK, I wrote about what scientists are really looking for when they say they’re “searching for life on Mars.” (Hint: it’s not little green men. Although that would be cool.) The Click theme was getting sick and staying well, so my article was about strep throat–and hopefully made it a little less scary for our young readers. Jeffrey Ebbeler provided the illustrations for the Mars article, and Mark Hicks illustrated the strep throat story.

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