Monday, May 3, 2010

Welcome to My New Blog

Waving hello now...



After blogging for four years as editor of Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market (a position I just left), next week I'll begin blogging full force for SCBWI! (Please pardon our dust--we're still under construction.)

This blog will be similar to my last--but more so. I'll post a little more frequently and include more SCBWI news. And, as a member of SCBWI TEAM BLOG, you'll find pre-conference news and interviews here as well (leading up to the Annual Summer Conference which starts July 30th. Click here to register.)

Here are a few things I'll be doing regularly on my SCBWI blog:
  • Interviewing editors and agents
  • Featuring SCBWI success stories/debut authors and illustrators
  • Highlighting great industry blogs
  • Featuring markets/new markets/new imprints
  • Getting your questions answered by industry experts
  • Reporting on SCBWI news and events
  • Hosting writers stopping by on blog tours
  • Sharing my favorite tweets for children's writers
  • Offering general publishing news
  • And more!
Now here's what I'd like from you:
  • If you followed my old blog, please follow my new one, too!
  • If you're a debut author or illustrator--especially if SCBWI had a part in your success--I'd love to hear from you.
  • If you have publishing-related questions you'd like answered here, let me know.
  • If you're embarking on a blog tour and would like to stop by, drop me a note.
  • If there's a particular editor or agent you'd like to see featured, I'll take requests.
You can email me at: alicepope@scbwi.org

Now I'm going to take a few days to gear up. (I just left my job of 18 years--a girl deserves a few days...)

Come back Monday, May 10th when Alice Pope's SCBWI Children's Market Blog officially kicks off. (There might be cake. And fanfare.)

38 comments:

Lisa Yee said...

Hooray, Alice is here!!!!

Bridget Zinn said...

Yay!! This is SO cool!!

Nina Crittenden said...

Alice=Awesome!!!

Alice said...

Thanks everyone! I'm pretty excited about my SCBWI gig! Woohoo!

Laura Ludwig Hamor said...

Congratulations!!!

Dana said...

This is so great. Good luck on your new adventure.

Mitali Perkins said...

VERY glad to see you here! Congratulations on a fresh start.

Julie said...

This is so exciting! I usually shyly lurk but am thrilled to keep up with you here. Congratulations!

Linda said...

Cool! This is great news Alice. Congrats on your new gig.

Linda Covella said...

congratulations! Looking forward to your posts!

Andrea said...

Congratulations on your new job. I'm glad the children's writing world is not losing you.

Laura said...

We're lucky to have you!

Wild About Words said...

Go, Alice. Go! Congrats on the new blog; can't wait to read it!

Vodka Mom said...

May 10? I might have to get a new pair of heels for the occasion.



:-)

Carmela Martino said...

Hooray! What a terrific idea. Looking forward to reading your posts.
Carmela
TeachingAuthors

PJ Hoover said...

Yay! This sounds perfect!

Angela said...

Yay! Congratulations!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

I know that you are going to be missed for sure! I am so happy to follow you! This is so cool. I wish you all the very best!

Emma D Dryden said...

So glad to know about your new blog, Alice! Would love to chat with you about drydenbks and SCBWI whenever the time is right. All the best to you -- Emma

Toby Speed said...

Hooray! And cake, too!

Harold Underdown said...

Good news! I'll be adding a link to your blog from my Who's Moving Where page. Sounds like it's going to be a great resource.

H. Pinski said...

Wonderful news! This is going to be great, Alice!!

Hilary

Rachel Writes 4 Kids said...

Congratulations on your new blog! I look forward to reading and visiting often.

sruble said...

Congratulations on your new gig Alice!

Elizabeth O. Dulemba said...

Alice! I knew you'd land well. What a perfect thing for you to do! Congratulations and I look forward to reading.
Cheers!
:)
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Gregory K. said...

Great to see you here both because it's great for SCBWI but it's also great for the blogosphere that you're not stopping!

Shelli (srjohannes) said...

congrads! :)

Amy Baskin said...

Congratulations, Alice! I'll be tuning in regularly.

Lori Calabrese said...

I can't wait for the posts to come! :)

Mary Lou said...

Good Luck to you Alice! I look forward to reading your posts :)

Lee Wind said...

Hurray! As you are MADE of awesome, this blog is going to be, too!
Delighted for you (and, selfishly, for all of us) about this new adventure!
Namaste and a Hug,
Lee

Deborah Ruddell said...

To new beginnings! Congratulations, Alice!

Ee Leen Lee said...

cool blog and very cool photo

Jenni Bielicki said...

This is exciting! Congrats on your new adventure and enjoy your Mothers Day Weekend!!!

Lizann Flatt said...

Very much looking forward to reading what you've got planned here. Thank you!

Maria Senkel said...

Alice,
Congrats on your new gig..Best of luck!

Donna M. McDine said...

Congratulations on your new position! Looking forward to being a frequent visitor to your new blog!

Jword said...

Congrats! I loved the old blog and am ready to dig into the new one.