The Looking Glass : New Perspectives on Children's Literature, Vol 10, No 3 (2006)

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Sydney Taylor Manuscript Competition Sponsored by the Association of Jewish Libraries

The Association of Jewish Libraries announces the twenty-second annual Sydney Taylor Manuscript Competition for aspiring authors of children's books. A cash award of $1,000 will be given for the best fiction manuscript appropriate for readers ages 8-11, written by an unpublished author. The story should have universal appeal, yet serve to deepen the understanding of Judaism and reveal positive aspects of Jewish life.

For more information, entry forms and rules, please consult the AJL website at www.jewishlibraries.org, then click on Awards, then click on Sydney Taylor Manuscript Award. Questions can be referred to Rachel Glasser, Coordinator at rkglasser@aol.com.

Deadline for submission of manuscripts is December 31, 2006. The award will be announced on or before April 15, 2007, and will be presented at the 42nd Annual Convention of the Association of Jewish Libraries in Phoenix, AZ in June 2007.


The Looking Glass, an electronic journal about children's literature, seeks a general editor and an institutional publisher.

This journal is currently published by a small group of volunteers. Our expertise includes writing, editing, teaching, publishing, librarianship, and scholarship -- various aspects of the children's book trade. Active and capable editors will continue to oversee the individual columns, and the journal seeks to further cultivate its growing base of international topics, readers, and contributors. Graduate programs, especially, may wish to consider The Looking Glass as a forum for the stimulation and exchange of ideas, as well as an opportunity to experience the editing and proofing processes.

About The Looking Glass

The site was launched April 2, 1997 -- International Children's Book Day. As our name suggests, we combine an interest in the traditional with an eye to the modern. Our readers and contributors are academics, librarians, teachers, parents and anyone else fascinated by the world of children's literature. In the beginning, our parent organization was the Toronto Centre for the Study of Children's Literature (TCSCL), then housed at the Faculty of Information Studies, University of Toronto, now at York University. Since 1 July 1998, however, The Looking Glass has been independent of any institutional support. Interested parties should contact the Editor at editor@the-looking-glass.net.


Volume 10, Issue 3, The Looking Glass, 2 September, 2006

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The Looking Glass: new perspectives on children's literature

ISBN 1551-5680