Welcome to the Childrens-Writers List!
This page contains information about the childrens-writers mailing list.
This mailing list is for discussion about writing for children, including
writing techniques, research, marketing and self-promotion, and other topics
relating to the art and business of children's writing. It is a place for
authors and wanna-be authors to discuss all aspects of children's writing.
The range of topics can be extremely broad.
Following a few simple guidelines will help keep the list interesting and
useful for all:
To send mail to the list, simply address your message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note that only list subscribers will be able to send mail to the list.
Remember that your posts will be read by many people, some of whom have
to pay for mail messages. Think about what you want to say, and say it
as clearly and concisely as you can.
Reread rule 2!
List in "reply to sender" mode
As of 8/28/98, this list is working in "reply to sender" mode. This means
that if you simply use your mail reader's "reply" function to respond to
a post on the list, your reply will only go to the individual who posted
that message. To direct your reply to the entire list, be sure to send
it to email@example.com.
Many people use their mail readers' "Reply to all" function to reply to
the list and the original poster. The original poster will receive this
Subscribing and Unsubscribing
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There is also a digest version of this list. Subscribers to the
digest get the same messages, but instead of getting them one at a time,
the messages are rolled up into a large digest which is sent roughly once
a day. If you prefer the digest version, you can switch by visiting the
Web site at http://www.egroups.com/group/childrens-writers.
You may have to register using your e-mail address to be identified as
a subscriber to the list.
The Illustrators List
There is also an e-mail list for illustrators. It's not specific to children's
illustrators, but many of the list participants are involved in or interested
in children's literature, etc. For more information, see http://www.pfdstudio.com/illo-info.html.
If you think you're not getting all the messages you should be, check your
status on the http://www.egroups.com/group/childrens-writers
Web site. You will have to register with your e-mail address. Then check
your profile to determine if you're in e-mail mode (as opposed to
digest or Web only mode, and that you're
opposed to bouncing.
Bouncing means that eGroups.com
was getting errors from trying to send mail to your address. This must
be cleared manually in your profile. Check with your system administrators
if the problem persists.
In certain cases, eGroups.com will forward a message to the moderator
for approval. This seems to happen primarily for these reasons:
Only subscribers to the childrens-writers list allowed to post to the list.
This radically reduces the amount of "spam" and noise that we're subjected
to. However, it means that all your postings must come from the same
e-mail address with which you subscribed. This is more of a problem
than it appears. Some people have more than one e-mail account, and
want to post from either one. In other cases, your Internet service
provider (ISP) may cause different "From:" addresses to appear in your
outgoing mail at different times. If this is a persistent problem,
contact your ISP about how to make sure your outgoing mail address is consistent.
Most modern e-mail programs allow you to set the "From:" address in some
As an alternative, you can subscribe from several e-mail addresses, and
set all but one of them to "Web only" mode. This means that only one address
will receive e-mail, though postings from the others will be permitted.
If you send a message to the list more than once, or you send it to several
lists at once, it may be withheld pending moderator approval. This is to
deter spammers from blanketing several mailing lists at once.
Daily Message Limit Exceeded
eGroups.com imposes a limit on the number of messages that can pass
on a given list in a single day. The default is 100. The limit for the
list is currently set to 300. Still, when heated discussions arise, we
may hit this limit. In this case, messages will be forwarded to the moderator