Posted by: Kathy Temean | January 11, 2023

Book Winners – First Page Submission Guidelines


Lizzie Maxwell won RAQUELA’S SEDER by Joel Edward Stein

Erick Ammon won COURAGE in her CLEATS: The Story of Soccer Star Star Abby Wambach by Kim Chaffee

Angie Quantell won LITTLE BUNNY’S SLEEPLESS NIGHT By Carol Roth

Danielle Hammelef  won  IF I WERE THE WORLD by Mark Sperring 

Please use kathy(.)temean(@)hotmail(.)com to send me your addresses.


My computer died on December 31st and have been limping along trying to use my Kindle. I just received a new computer and realized I forgot THE SUBMISSION GUIDELINES FOR JANUARY 2023 FIRST PAGE CRITIQUES with Leslie Zampetti:

In the subject line, please write “JANUARY 2023 FIRST PAGE CRITIQUE” Example: Paste the text in the email, plus attached it as a Word document to the email. Please make sure you put your name, the title of the piece, and genre: a picture book, chapter book, middle grade, or young adult, Non-fiction, contemporary, historical, Sci-fi, fantasy, etc. at the top on both the email and the Word document (Make sure you include your name with the title of your book, when you save the first page).

PLEASE name the Word document file by putting 2023 JANUARY FIRST PAGE  – Your Name – Title of first page. Thank you.

REMEMBER: ATTACH THE WORD DOCUMENT AND NOT GET ELIMINATED! Your First Page Word document should be formatted using one inch margins and 12 point New Times Roman font – double space – no more than 23 lines – only one page.

Send to: kathy(dot)temean(at)gmail(dot)com.


DEADLINE: January 20th – noon EST

RESULTS: January 27th


Also, I discovered that Shannon’s picture book giveaway yesterday was not finished. It is complete now. Click here to review.


I never got to mention the new imprint Little, Brown Ink because of the Holiday Book Extravaganza. Here is the announcement if your missed it.

Little, Brown Children’s is launching Little, Brown Ink, a graphic novel imprint for young readers focused on “authentic, visual stories that readers will relate to, learn from, and return to again and again.” Andrea Colvin, editorial director, graphic publishing, will lead the imprint, which will publish approximately 20 titles a year, both fiction and nonfiction, ranging from early readers to middle grade to young adult. Existing Little, Brown Children’s graphic novels will now fall under the imprint.

Happy New Year!

Talk tomorrow,



  1. So sorry to hear about your computer problems. I bought a new desktop Mac in the fall and love it!


  2. Oh no! It is not good when computers die. Hope things get back up to speed! Thanks, Kathy! And thanks for the bunny book to come! (I have insomnia, so I think I will relate to Little Bunny’s Sleepless Night!)


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