Monday, August 9, 2010

Anthology Appearance!

I have some book news! It's not a book written by me, but I do have a poem (my "Bedtime Teeth") appearing in a new poetry anthology. Yay!

Switching on the Moon is compiled by Jane Yolen and Andrew Fusek Peters, illustrated by G. Brian Karas. It's published by Candlewick Press and is out September 14th. And it just got a starred review in Publisher's Weekly.

I originally sold this poem to Babybug magazine. They published it in 2000, reprinted it in 2008, and now here it is in a book in 2010. It's definitely been to my advantage to sell only first North American publication rights and non exclusive reprint rights. It might seem like you'll never be able to resell a piece, but you never know.

And because you never know, it kinda keeps you going as a writer, don't you think?

4 comments:

LMacL said...

Congratulations! Great cover!

Ishta Mercurio said...

Congratulations, Lizann! The book looks great, and Candlewick Press produces quality books. I'll look out for it!

I have a poem that I've only sold first North American rights to, too. Would you mind dropping me a line sometime and telling me how you got your poem into an anthology?

Lizann Flatt said...

Thanks, guys!

Ishta, all I did was see a call for submissions which said the poems could be previously published. I submitted to that call as per the guidelines and that was it. Market listings will sometimes include calls for anthology submissions so keep an eye out.

Hope that helps.

Mary Elizabeth said...

Wow!! This book looks absolutely wonderful!