Numbers & Pictures!

Our birthday is here…almost!

On Tuesday 25th March celebrates in excess of

420 posts
128 contributors
230,000 pageviews

Well Done Us!

This week's top birthday picks are the wonderful contributors whose banners, designed by Bridget Strevens Marzo, have made our blogzine so beautiful…

The Featured Illustrators!

Last week I hope you didn't miss:
The Beguiling Griffins of Ken Lymer
The Distractional Blog Break of Nick Cross
The Daring of Andrew Weale
The Poptastic Pop Ups of Trish Phillips
The *Yippeetasmagoria for Abbie Todd's Deal, yay!

Next week being our birthday week proper we have:
Some very good reasons from Tatum Flynn why you should book for the SCBWI Writers' Retreat
A truly celebratory Tuesday with Nick Cross
How Sheila Averbuch celebrated World Book Day in one Scottish school
Two FAB event reports
and a New Featured Illustrator, our first for year 2!

Stop Press: Tomorrow Chitra will announce the winner of the January Slush Pile Challenge - remember that brilliant prize an afternoon at OUP for editorial feedback and brainstorming? A lucky person has won that!

Wishing everyone in Bologna much success this week, but I hope you're having fun wherever you are are!

Jan Carr

I know, it's exclamation mark city this week.
*And made up words hamlet.

Jan Carr is the editor of Words & Pictures. Her fiction is all over the place, she blogs occasionally and loves to write in magenta. You can contact her at


  1. Congratulations to everyone in the W&P Team

  2. What a great year, so many highlights, but my personal favourite has been all the great artwork xxx


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