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What Does Your Manuscript Need to Get Accepted?

Did you miss our Facebook Live event with our publisher Madeline Smoot and Maria Dismondy of Cardinal Rule Press? Don’t worry! You can watch the live video here, and if you want to get slides with the points Madeline talked about, you can cick here to subscribe to her newsletter. There was some valuable information, so be sure to give the video a watch and subscribe to her newsletter!

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Witch Books for Halloween

Here at CBAY we love us a good supernatural story (duh), so October is basically the best month ever for us. We’ve been super into witch books lately and thought we’d share some of our more recent favorites with you! Let us know if you’ve read any of them and what your favorite witch books are in the comments!   The Apprentice Witch by James Nicol Chicken House books, July 2017, Middle Grade Arianwyn has…

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Four Things Every Project Needs to Get Accepted

Our amazing publisher, Madeline Smoot, is being interviewed live on Facebook by Cardninal Rule Press on October 26th at 2PM Eastern. The topic of the interview is “Four Things Every Project Needs to Get Accepted.” RSVP to the interview here! In addition Cardinal Rule Press will be doing Facebook live interviews all through the month of October! All are writing or publishing related in some way. To see a full list of interviews and to…

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Spooky CBAY Reads for Halloween!

With September quickly coming to a close it can only mean one thing: time to get in the Halloween spirit and treat yourself to some new spooky stories! We have quite a few to choose from here at CBAY, including two new short story ebooks that are now available for pre-order!   Bubbles and Smush: Trick or Treats by Kath Boyd Marsh Bubbles and Smush are two medium sized monsters living in the river near…

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Uncertain Summer Release Party

  Bigfoot enthusiasts from across Texas flocked to BookPeople in Austin this past weekend to celebrate the release of acclaimed author Jessica Lee Anderson’s new middle grade novel Uncertain Summer. The story takes place in Uncertain, Texas (which is an actual town!) and follows a group of four kids who set out on a mission to find the illusive Bigfoot.   Joining a discussion with Jessica was our own CBAY publisher Madeline Smoot. We recently…

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Avast! It’s Talk Like a Pirate Day

As you may or may not be aware, today, September 19, is Talk Like a Pirate Day, a very serious and totally not made up holiday that we highly encourage you to observe in your classroom, your library, and/or your home. Don’t know your bilge from your bowsprit? What better way to learn than by reading! The pirate subgenre is incredibly popular, and we wanted to share a few of our favorite offerings. Keep in…

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Books Handling Grief

August 30 is National Grief Awareness Day, and while that might not be the most cheerful of commemorations, it’s an important one. In the United States, one in five children will experience the death of someone close to them before the age of eighteen, and one in seven will lose a parent or a sibling before the age of twenty. Fiction can be not only an escape but a critical part of the healing process.…

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