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Come Blog for Quirk Books [Updated]

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Every now and again I come in here and update this ol' post. And here I am, doing just that!

Interested in blogging for Quirk Books? We're always on the hunt for awesome new talent to showcase on our site! Whether you're into crafting or cooking, fashion or design, comic books or movies... as long as you love writing about your passions with the occasional bookish slant, there's a place for you here on the blog! 

And yes, we do pay bloggers for their posts!

Interested? Drop me an email at eric@quirkbooks.com. Tell me a bit about yourself, what you're interested in writing about, and include a few links to some writing samples. Please don't send resumes. Just a friendly email and links to clips will do. You should be active on social media and familiar with what we publish on the blog. 

Hope to hear from you soon! 

Some Tips on Summer Reading From An English Teacher

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

Greetings from a middle school English teacher! It is finally June, which means your children (and their teachers) are about to break free from the classroom for two sun-filled months of summer. While your kids may have a long list of “Must-Dos”(sleepovers at friends’ houses, water ice runs, trips to the zoo, fireworks down the shore) to accomplish in these brief eight weeks, one “must-do” that they may be dreading  is their summer reading assignment.

Local school districts are now requiring high school, middle school, even elementary school students to read novels over the summer so that they can practice and retain the reading comprehension skills that they learned during the school year. Sure, most kids moan when they hear “summer” and “reading assignment” in the same sentence, but summer reading doesn’t mean that their summer is doomed.

Here are some helpful tips on how your child can successfully complete his or her summer assignment with enough time to spare for barbeques and pool parties:

Quirk Books Heads to Wizard World Philadelphia (And A Giveaway!)

It's been a while since the Quirk Books crew went to Philadelphia's Wizard World, an awesome convention that hits the Pennsylvania Convention Center every year. And we're really thrilled to be heading back. Especially since the con is right in our backyard. Well, not literally. It's like, ten blocks away or something. But you get what I'm saying. 

Literary Events in Philadelphia This Week: June 14th - June 21st

 
Summer’s almost here, but Philadelphia’s literary community is as busy now as ever. Before you go away for a months-long stretch of beach reading, check out some upcoming events:

Quirk's Schedule for the Annual ALA in Las Vegas!

 
Sure, we're back from Book Expo America, but that doesn't mean we're getting comfortable here back in Philadelphia. Nope. Not a chance. There are things to do in Las Vegas, thank you very much. Like ALA
 
We're flying out to Las Vegas for the American Library Association's annual conference, and bringing a number of authors with us. We've got events, signings, giveaways, and more! You'll be able to wrangle up Jane Austen Cover to Cover posters, Kid Presidents posters and ARCs, and ARCs of Horrorstor
 
Check out the schedule below, and we'll see you there! 

How to be Awesome at a Convention

 
Whether you're going to a comics, toy, anime, book, or Harry Potter convention, the presentation is generally the same: dealers room, panel areas, food court, and possibly an Artist Alley, among other things. Oh, and loads of people who are all into a lot of the same things you are, since you've all opted to go out of your way to attend this nerdy event. 
 
Whether it's your first con or your 20th, there are a few ground rules I think you should keep in mind to ensure that you and the people around you have a great experience.

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