Thanks, Twitter! These Agents are Looking for MG in 2022!
Twitter has a large writing community, but A). Not every author is on the platform, and B.) Those of us who are are, are busy trying to write! If one of those two describes you, it stands to reason that you might have missed these [...]
Mo Happening: Super Puzzletastic Roundtable
On Friday, May 29th at 4:00 p.m. EDT, you can watch a Facebook live roundtable discussion hosted by Nora McFarland and Chris Grabenstein with guest authors Lauren Magaziner and Lamar Giles as they discuss Super Puzzletastic Mysteries: Short Stories for Young Sleuths from Mystery Writers [...]
Newbery Medal Winners!
Every year about this time, the American Library Association (ALA.org) announces the winners of a their awards for literature for young people. Since we’re the Middle Grade Mojo, we consider the most important award the Newbery medal. The winner of the 2020 Newbery Medal is… [...]
The Bertie – A Writing Contest for Middle Schoolers
Did you know that Mojo Member, Lisa Lewis Tyre, holds a writing contest for middle-school students? It's true! And the best part, besides the encouraging young people to write and the prize money, is that the Middle-Grade Mojo gets to judge! Here's the 411 - [...]
Happy New Name, New Site, New Year!
Happy New Year! As you can see, we're celebrating in style with a new name and a new look. Why the change? Although we had a lot of fun with the Mafia theme over the past few years - it does have a certain "negative" [...]
Free Books for Summer Reading
"Regardless of ethnicity, socioeconomic level or previous achievement, children who read four or more books over the summer fare better on reading comprehension tests in the fall than their peers who read one or no books over the summer." [...]