Posted by: Kathy Temean | February 1, 2015

Maniac Magee’s Birthday and Opportunities


If you haven’t read Maniac Magee, you should. There is a reason why it won the Newbery.

ChristinaTugeaufileIf you live in Southern Florida you might be interested in this. Chris Tugeau is presenting a fun portfolio centered artists’ FREE event for SCBWI members Feb 21 from 1 PM to 3 pm at the Bonita Springs Florida Public library (north Naples), titled PERFECTING PORTFOLIOS AND PROMOTION.  If you are interested see below and contact Linda Shute at to register.  I will also be giving individual, but to group, portfolio ‘look see reviews’…kind but helpful!  Do join us if you are in southern FL… love to see you there!!!

PLEASE NOTE: The CATUGEAU AGENCY IS looking for new special talent!  🙂


beeThe other week I talked about looking for anthologies where you could send in your writing (and illustrating) in hopes of getting your story included in the book. So when I found this anthology, I thought I would point it out to you.

The anthology is put out by Wicwas Press. Wicwas Press LLC is a specialty publisher focusing on honey bees and beekeeping, but this anthology is a gathering of fiction, non-fiction, and poems.


Wicwas Press, a professional publisher of beekeeping books and fiction titles, is sponsoring a free Anthology Contest to curate stories for a forthcoming anthology.

Writers can submit up to three nonfiction essays or fiction stories of up to 1500 words each. If submitting poetry, keep page length under three pages.

First Place: The writer of the best bee-themed story will win a cash prize of $500;

Second-place will win $300;

Third-place will win $200. The judges are accepting personal beekeeping stories about honey bees or beekeeping. The judges look forward to entries that explore new originalities and traditional approaches showcased in a new way. Finalists and honorable mentions will appear in the anthology.

Submissions must be received by Deadline: 03-01-2015. Please send submissions to:

Email (Word or Pages file, not PDF):

submissions at

Include the Subject Line “2015 Anthology”

Mail (must be received by 3/1/2015):
Wicwas Press LLC
1620 Miller Road
Kalamazoo, MI 49001

All pages must be numbered and identified with the name, address and email of the submitter.

Here is the link to their website: 

Talk tomorrow,



  1. Yay, Chris! 🙂


  2. You know, I have an autographed copy of Maniac MdGee that I got at a NY SCBWI event back in the 90s. I bought it for my son and haven’t been able to find it whenever I’ve looked. He didn’t take any of that stuff with him and I have the nasty feeling it’s in the attic! I DO want to read it and may just have to get it from the library at some point.

    Also, maybe since Chris has been at our events, I was always under the impression she lived in Jersey or NY! lol I’m sure the Florida event is enjoyable and successful 🙂


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