Archive for January, 2014

The Board of  Green River Writers has elected me their new Contest Director. I will oversee the 2 main contests, President’s Prize – Fiction & Green River Grande – Poetry. There will be around 15 other categories, including mine, Suzanne Suddeth Memorial Prize – Prose Or Poetry. I will have several volunteers helping me. The contest doesn’t begin until summer, and I will list the details here at a later date.


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American Library Association

2014 John Newbery Medal: the most outstanding contribution to children’s literature: Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures, Kate DiCamillo, Candlewick Press.

Four Newbery Honor Books also were named:

Doll Bones, Holly Black, Margaret K. McElderry Books.

The Year of Billy Miller, Kevin Henkes, Greenwillow Books.

One Came Home, Amy Timberlake, Alfred A. Knopf.

Paperboy, Vince Vawter, Delacorte Press.


Randolph Caldecott Medal: most distinguished American picture book: Locomotive, written and illustrated by Brian Floca, Atheneum Books for Young Readers.

Three Caldecott Honor Books also were named:

Journey, written and illustrated by Aaron Becker, Candlewick Press.

Flora and the Flamingo, written and illustrated by Molly Idle, Chronicle Books.

Mr. Wuffles!, written and illustrated by David Wiesner, Clarion Books.


The Michael L. Printz Award for Young Adult Literature for 2014 is Midwinterblood, Marcus Sedgwick, Roaring Brook Press.

Four Printz Honors:

Eleanor & Park , Rainbow Rowell, St. Martin’s Griffin

Kingdom of Little, Wounds by Susann Cokal, Candlewick

Maggot Moon , Sally Gardner, Candlewick

Navigating Early , Clare Vanderpool, Delacorte

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Anyone from Kentucky, Tennessee, and Indiana is welcome to come. Monday, February 3, 6 to 8 pm. No RSVP required.
Barnes & Noble’s Café, 801 South Hurstbourne Parkway, a mile north of I-64, on the right. This is NOT the Summit Shopping Center B&N.
The first hour will be for socializing, the second hour for optional critiques. Writers can read for three minutes. Illustrators are welcome. You do not need to be a SCBWI Midsouth member to attend. For more information, contact Charles Suddeth at csuddeth@iglou.com

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Send your entries between January 3, 2014 and deadline is March 15, 2014.

Category for Poem is:  “BUG ON THE WALL”

First Prize: Poetry $100, 2nd $75 and 3rd $50.

PROSE- The category is Half Empty, Half Full

First Prize: Prose $100, 2nd $75 and 3rd $50.

I have nothing to do with this contest, but some of the writers are also Members of Green River Writers. For the rules and details please click on this link:





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Writers who want to visit us for the day are welcome. I am at the Green River Writers Winter Retreat  at the Kavanaugh Center, Crestwood, Kentucky until Sunday, January 26. Non-members and beginners are welcome.  Poetry and prose critiquing as well as writing exercises will be available. For more information, click on Green River Writers under my Links. Don’t let these summers photos fool you. It is snowing so hard I can barely see my car.



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My Author Facebook Page is Charles Suddeth, Writer. I invite you to join me. Just click on Like. I discuss writing (& movies) and list writing events. Comments and questions are welcome. You can find a link to my page under Links: Facebook Author Page.



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I invite everyone to join me on Twitter. I try to keep my Tweets and Retweets involving writing. I RT tweets from a lot of writers from all over the world. (some are not in English but Twitter will translate them)My handle is @CharlesSuddeth. You may also click on Twitter Page on the links on the right side of this page. Come by and say hi or click FOLLOW or FAVORITE or RETWEET (AKA RT).


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