No, I am not pregnant. Let's just get that out of the way.
But I did kinda give birth, in my own little writer world. I got the 6th edition of my ebook of parenting and family writing markets and helps uploaded to Amazon.com as the Kindle edition. It feels good to have it done! Here's the info about it here.
I found about 50 new markets and got rid of the ones that had folded or were not reliable for paying. The ebook still includes regional parenting magazine information for publications like San Diego Family, Kansas City Parent, Houston Family, Pittsburgh Parent and a ton more. It also has publications like all the Cricket Magazine Group publications (Spider, Ladybug, etc.), homeschooling publications and other nationals like Working Mother, Parents, FamilyFun and so many more. There are also online opportunities like Babble.com, The Dabbling Mum, blogging for Brain, Child and so on!
As a lot of you know, I have been writing for magazines since about 2006 and in 2009 put together the first edition of this ebook to help others do the same. I'm happy people still use it to get published, and I have been in over 140 publications and am getting ready to add more in March! In fact, the bigger news is that I'm working on getting it into a print version. It will be a fabulous reference book for those wanting to get published in magazines, complete with guidelines, websites and email addresses. There is even a table at the back of both versions with all 285 market names with email addresses.
Tell your writer friends, please, and leave me a review on Amazon, please!