Category Archives: Publishing

What I Learned on My Summer Vacation

By Free Spirit intern Liz S. Free Spirit has an active internship program. Each semester, we invite our publishing interns to write a post reflecting on their experiences at Free Spirit. I graduated from college this past May with a … Continue reading

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The Joys of Being a Free Spirit Intern

By Anna B. Free Spirit has an active internship program. We invited one of our publishing interns, Anna B., to write a post reflecting on her experience at Free Spirit. This summer, I turned 20 years old. A new decade—how … Continue reading

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Advice for Writers from the Top of the Slush Pile

By Kyra Ostendorf, publisher at Free Spirit Publishing Picture a crowded exhibit hall at a national educators conference. There are so many resources to browse through. Do you have a favorite booth to visit—one where you are likely to see … Continue reading

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Free Spirit Storytellers on Their Best Behavior

By Elizabeth Verdick and Marieka Heinlen, author and illustrator of the Best Behavior® series Storytelling is at the heart of being human—and it starts at birth. We share stories as we talk to our babies, sing to them, and read … Continue reading

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The Wonderful World of Picture Books: Tips on How to Write Your Very Own

By Free Spirit’s Editorial Staff From a distance, picture books seem very easy to write. The truth is they’re one of the hardest art forms to master. They’re all about evoking strong feelings and making a story come to life … Continue reading

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