Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Random Publishing Tidbits a la Beaker

I was just reading this post by my favorite literary agent, and I thought I'd share the link with anyone who thinks they might ever want to query an agent.  I have never queried an agent because I don't have any of my novels to that point yet.  But next year, I'm hoping I'll have revised two very different YA novels to perfection (hahaha).  Then, hopefully, reading posts like Nathan's will make me feel less like this: 

Moving on, last week, I received a long anticipated letter from Highlights:

Dear Ms. Foster,

We're happy to report that your verse, "A Place on My Bed," is scheduled for the June 2010 issue of Highlights High Five.


Hurray!  They sent me a contract for this one in January, and I hadn't heard back from them since they sent my check.  I love what they do with my little poems.  This letter is where they let me know when they're publishing the poem and how they plan to illustrate it.  This is where I have my chance to go over the poem they send me for mistakes (I've never found any at this point) and correct them before the poem is published.  I love, LOVE being a part of this magazine.  All three of my children like to read it, and I like reading it to them.

If any of you are wondering how NaNoWriMo is going, I'm just over 13,000 words.  Yes, I'm a little behind, but I still think I can do it.  The novel is kind of like this:  

Okay.  I'm was just looking for an excuse to throw in a song by Coldplay ;)  There isn't anything "Yellow" or Beaker about my novel.  

I hope you are having a lovely November.      


  1. Wow, that's excellent! I had no idea you published in Highlights.

  2. Congrats on the poem publication! What would it be like to see something I'd written in actual print? Too bad I write poetry about as well as I paint... :)

  3. Congratulations about Highlights! I loved that magazine when I was younger. (Not that I can't still love it.)

    And thank you for the Muppet videos. They made my morning.

  4. I'm a little behind in my blog-reading, but WOO HOO! Congratulations!!!

    (And you know I loved — *loved* — the Beaker Coldplay video! Thank you.)

  5. Thanks, everyone for the congratulations :)

    Sarah and Steph, you're welcome!

    Steph, you're reading my blog on your birthday? Cool.