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Our Dancing Flamingo Press imprint will focus primarily on picture books that convey art and culture with a focus fostering kindness and understanding between all creatures and being a child. We welcome books from every culture and religion (including sub-cultures like the South, the Midwest, New Yorkers, etc.), especially those that we do not often get to experience. Lynne Marie is drawn to books that allow the reader to see and experience cultures without having to travel past their chairs. She feels this is particularly important in the current state of the world. She also looks for strong characters, engaging plot and strong voice.

Other topics she would love to see:

Cultural Celebrations
Cultural Food Tie-ins
Community Helpers
Local Tex-Mex tie-ins
Farm Animals
Folklore, Fairy Tales and Legends
Holidays (Including, but not limited to)
Advent
Christmas
Easter
Halloween
Hanukkah
Kwanzaa
Passover
Rosh Hashanah
St. Patrick’s Day
Thanksgiving
Valentine’s Day
Monsters
Mystery
Non-Fiction (Must be Compelling and Fun)

Basically, however, she is interested in reading any story that is well written as well as new and different or presents a perennial topic in a new and different way. She is not looking for concept books (like counting) or novels or short stories, and is not a big fan of slice-of-life books (however, Callie Metler IS looking for those). She does not encourage rhymed stories unless the rhyme is perfect and the story unfolds in an uncompromised way, which is often the case.

Please check here before submitting to view updated guidelines. As a professional courtesy, please only submit your most polished work. To get a better idea of what she is looking for and what stories appeal to her, you may want to check out the monthly offering - First Pages with Callie and Lynne, a forum for live feedback. Dates, as well as the registration link will be posted under events on the website.

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