Charmed children tell no tales. Chills and thrills abound in this clever story that takes place in Scotland during World War II. When Kate Bateson is sent to Rookskill Castle with her brother and sister to avoid the air raids in London, she has no idea that this “school” for …

Claire’s Wishlist: Claire is looking for author-illustrated picture books, but is also in the market for a few Middle Grade and young adult manuscripts. For middle-grade, she is looking for stories with strong narrative voices, quirky coming-of-age stories, and books that incorporate graphic or illustrative elements. Submission Instructions: Queries can be sent to …

Kortney Price of Holloway Literary is interested in Middle Grade (as well as young adult and new adult fiction). She has a special interest in manuscripts that feature characters within the special needs community. She is looking for all types of Middle Grade stories, specifically ones centered around adventure or …

Mibs (short for Mississippi Beaumont) is about to turn thirteen, which is when she finally gets her unique magical power . . . a secret family savvy. This special savvy comes on suddenly and initially is difficult to control. It can even be dangerous. Mibs excitement about her upcoming birthday is cut short when a tragic incident …

Describing how a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie tastes is nearly impossible. This analogy could be used in describing a great story. So, in an attempt to give you the experience/flavor of Pete Begler’s The Fearless Travelers’ Guide to Wicked Places, I thought it best to create a recipe: First, mix equal …