Posted by: Kathy Temean | April 5, 2013

Free Fall Friday – Meredith Mundy

meredith-mundy-headshotsmallMEREDITH MUNDY, Executive Editor, Sterling Children’s Books has agreed to being April’s Guest Critiquer. If you haven’t met Meredith, you can meet her at the New Jersey SCBWI Conference in Princeton, NJ this June. She is a wonderful editor and a lovely person. She knows her stuff.

Meredith Mundy has been with Sterling Children’s Books for 8 years, following 11 years at Dutton Children’s Books. She is nuts about character-centered picture books (recent projects include The Big Bad Wolf Goes on Vacation by Delphine Perret, A Pirate’s Twelve Days of Christmas by Philip Yates, and Ten on the Sled by Kim Norman), but she is also seeking everything from funny, original board books to unforgettable middle grade novels to YA fiction. (No vampires, angels, mermaids, or werewolves, please, and she doesn’t usually acquire historical fiction.) While she enjoys editing nonfiction, she wouldn’t be the right editor for poetry collections or a project geared primarily toward the school and library market.

WRITERS Sending in a First Page: Please attach your double spaced, 12 point font, 23 line first page to an e-mail and send it to kathy(dot)temean(at)gmail(dot)com. Also cut and paste it into the body of the e-mail. Put “April First Page Critique” or “April First Page Picture Prompt Critique” in the subject line. Make sure you have your name on the submission, a title, and indicate the genre. Also let me know if you were able to post of facebook or Tweet. That will get your name in the basket an additional time, when I am choosing the four pages. If you don’t have either of these, just leave a comment and let me know. If you end up doing more things to get additional entries, then e-mail me a note by April 20th. The four chosen and their critiques will be posted on April 26th.

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This first page picture prompt was done by Susan Dietwiler. Susan was feature on March 9th. You can use this link http://wp.me/pss2W-6jt to view her artwork.

AUTHORS: If you have a new book coming out and want to be considered for a post, please e-mail me at: Kathy.temean (at) gmail.com

Call for illustrations for April: You can send anything, but I am especially looking for illustrations that reflect the month. I hope you will send something in. Last month, I did not receive very many. This is a good way to get your work seen. Don’t wait, I will post the illustrations as they come in. Please make sure the illustration is at least 500 pixels wide and include a blurb about yourself and a link to see more of your work. Please send it to kathy(dot)temean(at)gmail(dot)com and put “April Illustration” in the subject box.

Talk tomorrow,

Kathy


Responses

  1. With all the postings in which you mention who’s going to be at the conference, I know I’ll be missing out on meeting some great new faculty!

    And this illustration is gorgeous! I remember when you put Susan’s work up on Illustrator Saturday, too 🙂 I LOVE this though…so clever with the chairs made of pencils and the candleholder is a bottle cap. Adorable. I’m so inclined to write a first page, but don’t think I’ll be able to 😦 What I really want to know is what are the things on the table with the carrots? Seeds? Nuts? Susan, I really want to know! lol

    Thanks, ladies 🙂

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  2. Kathy, thanks for the opportunity.

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  3. Thanks for this, Kathy! I love the picture prompt and can’t wait to get started on my first page!! Meredith presented at our SCBWI conference last fall and she was awesome!! I hope I win the critique 🙂

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    • Lori,

      I love Meredith. After being a Regional Advisor for ten years, it seems like we go way back.

      Kathy

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  4. I just posted this to Facebook and sent to the Charlotte SCBWI critique group. Even though Meredith doesn’t “usually” take historical fiction, maybe she’ll love my first page! Thanks for hosting this Kathy.

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    • Carol,

      Or maybe the editor for May might be good. I’m going to announce her on Friday. Thanks for always promoting things for me.

      Kathy

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  5. Thanks for this opportunity, Kathy. I am sending in my first page and shared this on my Facebook page.

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    • Kirsten,

      Good luck with having your first page selected.

      Kathy

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  6. Sorry about the technical difficulties.
    Thanks for checking out my tale of two crumbsnatchers. 🙂

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    • Desiree,

      Did we have technical difficulties? I’m so busy I don’t even remember.

      Kathy

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  7. Thank you for this opportunity! Should the First Page submission revolve around the mice illustration above, or can it be any first page of a MS? Thanks!

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    • Carrie,

      It can be either. It seems some people like the picture prompt, so I continue to give writers and choice.

      Kathy

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  8. Hi I’ve put this up on my facebook page and twitter feed!

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    • csoundar,

      Thanks for helping to spread the word.

      Kathy

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  9. Thanks for this wonderful opportunity Kathy.

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  10. Hey I know this is off topic but I was wondering if you knew of any widgets
    I could add to my blog that automatically tweet my newest twitter
    updates. I’ve been looking for a plug-in like this for quite some time and was hoping maybe you would have some experience with something like this. Please let me know if you run into anything. I truly enjoy reading your blog and I look forward to your new updates.

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    • JJ

      If you have WordPress, they have a widget that you can use that will send everything you write a tweet and send it to Twitter, facebook, Linkedin, etc. I think Blogger has a widget, too.

      Kathy

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