Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Find Out How To Teach Your Children Values By Reading, "Alphabet of Honor"

In a society that often promotes values that many parents find unacceptable, mothers and fathers may struggle to find ways of teaching their children ethics and morals at an early age. 

In these instances, parents may want to read the book, Alphabet of Honor: The Children's Picture Book of Values by Ann Warkentin, to get some ideas of how to instill a clear sense of right and wrong into their children. 

Teachers may also want to use the examples in the book to generate discussion in their classroom about honor and integrity. 

Warkentin uses the letters of the alphabet and photos to open the lines of communication that create teachable moments. For instance, the letter "A," is connected to "Accept Responsibility." The picture shows a young girl whose facial expression indicates that something has happened to the toy that she is holding. Based on the photo, Warkentin asks her readers to consider the following questions: 

  • What do you think happened to the toy?
  • Is this girl in the photo the owner of the toy?
  • How would you feel if the toy were yours?
  • How could you accept responsibility?
  • Has this every happened to you?
  • How would you handle this? What would you do?

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Introducing The MANA 2013 Winter Writer's Contest

Polish up your manuscript and get ready to enter your work into THE MANA 2013 WINTER WRITER'S CONTEST.

Last year, MANA launched its first writer's contest for prose and poetry books and recently announced the names of the winners. Many have asked if MANA would give opportunities for entries much shorter in length. So, MANA is responding to those requests – THE MANA 2013 WINTER WRITER'S CONEST.

If a sufficient number of quality submissions are received, each entry will be considered as a submission for a MANA publication titled, MANA's Best Poems & Short Stories of 2013. You will retain your copyright for every entry that you submit. This is a key opportunity for poets and short story writers to have their work published and showcased throughout the world. The best poem and short story will be depicted on the cover of the publication.

The word limitation is 3,000 words. If you prefer to send longer submissions as an attachment, it should be sent as a Word or PDF file.

The registration fee is $5.00 per submission. Or you can send a check or money order to: MarketingNewAuthors.com, 2910 E. Eishenhower Parkway, Ann Arbor, MI 48108.

Deadline for submissions is March 10, 2013. To register for THE MANA 2013 WINTER WRITER'S CONTEST, go to http://www.marketingnewauthors.com/writerscontests.html

For questions or more information, contact MANA at info@marketingnewauthors.com or call at 734-975-0028.

Monday, January 14, 2013

MANA Congratulates its 2013 Writers' Contest Winners!

The Winners of the MANA Sunrise Writers' Contest are the following:

First Prize: Richard S. Rose, author of Did You Ever Try to Melt a Lemon Drop? And Other Tales of Life Seen Through Rose-Colored Glasses. At no cost to the author, MANA will publish this work as an e-Book and hard copy and market the work. The cash prize is $500.

Second Prize: Carrie Mattern, author of It's All About Jane--A Novella. At no cost to the author, MANA will publish this work as an eBook and market the work. The cash prize is $250.

Third Prize: Sara Jamal, author of The American Experiment. Within a year's time, at no cost to the author, MANA will provide marketing services if this work is self-published or traditionally published. The cash prize is $150.

The winner of the MANA Passion for Poetry Poets Contest (Only one winner chosen):

The winner is Jessyca Matthews, author of Simply: A Collection of Poetry. At no cost to the poet, MANA will publish this work as an e-Book and hard copy and market the work. The cash prize is $350. Excerpts from Simply will be showcased throughout the 2013 year.

Again, congratulations to our winners. Also, MANA would like to thank all who entered the contests.

A time line for the debut of the publications will be announced at a later date.