Thursday, October 8, 2009

Up And At 'Em...

The Buried Editor has come back up out of the slush pile with a bang....responding to a blog question....

Dear Buried Editor,
Do you plan to come back this decade or did the baby drain away all chances of you ever blogging again?

Madeline has always been good value in the blogosphere. She works for a small press in Texas has her own imprint with this press and also works in a bookstore to keep in touch with kid readers.

P J Hoover and Stacy Nyikos are both published by her. I first came across The Buried Editor Blog when she decided to have an online pitch slam as a practice before she went to hear pitches at the huge Book Expo Conference of 08...

She is an editor a publisher a blogger and now she has added online critiques to her busy lifestyle.

With a new ning forum on her blog she posts a weekly question and forum members comment or send in samples of’s what she wants to do with the forum.

But, what I'm most excited about is the new forum Get Me Out of the Slushpile! that I've started. Every Monday I'll post a writing prompt here and on the forum. Then, the rest of the week you and I can post the work the prompt inspires and critique one another. I have been so impressed with the quality (and kindness) that people have shown when critiquing on this site, that I wanted to have more opportunities for all of us to help each other with our writing.

Martin Taylor of the Digital Publishers forum has a workshop in Auckland in December on internet marketing strategies.

Martin spoke at our Spinning Gold conference and was well received....He has made it his mission to try to up skill everyone in NZ in digital publishing.

One of his speakers is a kiwi, Sean D'Souza who has a (global) small business marketing and branding advisory business. PSYCHOTACTIC

I recently trawled around on Sean’s site and I liked what I saw. Go and check it out.

I have been working this week! One MS out the door, another is being revised after a few years in the wilderness. Updated my blog sites (spot the changes) and I’ve done some dusting!

I still have a ton of must do’s before I can get back to Mars...I’m still trying to come up with one word title (...coz I like one word titles) for the Mars wip (work in progress)...that conveys mystery, culture collision, identity issues and space exploration....any suggestions?



PJ Hoover said...

I'm happy about Madeline returning to the blog world, too! And her baby is darling. And about the best behaved baby in the world.
Take care!

Maureen said...

Hi Trish,
You know I'm thinking about Madelines busy life...goodness knows how she can manage everything with a new know how baby brain takes over...I found I did sudoku every morning trying to get my brain to work after #3....and then I get a reply from you and you are mega busy too...three popular blogs on the go... three
Why do we do this? Is it a female many male wrters for kids do all this????
Is it our need for communities?

PJ Hoover said...

Why must Sudoku be so addictive. I REALLY enjoy doing it.
very good question on the males writing and how much they multitask. I wonder. My personal opinion is females are better at this :)

Melinda Szymanik said...

nah - its cos we're completely bonkers...

thanks for the excellent links yet again Maureen.

(best word verification ever - unilimbo - I'm gonna use that in a story)

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