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TWO NEW ALPHABET SOUP COMPETITIONS!

A. WINTER 2010 WRITING COMPETITION – WIN A $20 BOOK VOUCHER! Boy entering writing comp

Entries close 12 JULY 2010

Write a short story up to 350 words (shorter is FINE!). Your story must include the word ‘ice’. Include a competition entry form. This may be printed from the website .

Your entry can be handwritten or typed. Make a copy of your entry as we cannot return entries. (Make sure you read the competition rules.)

B. DESIGN-A-COVER COMPETITION – SEE YOUR ARTWORK ON THE COVER OF THE SUMMER ISSUE!

2009 winning design
2009 winning design by K Larson, 9

Using any materials you like, design a cover for Alphabet Soup magazine. Your artwork must be on one side of a sheet of white A4 paper. Make sure the paper is portrait orientation. Do not include the Alphabet Soup logo.

You may enter as many times as you like, but each entry must have a competition entry form with the declaration signed by you and a parent. (Entry forms may be printed from the website or contact us to have one sent to you.)

The winner will receive one copy of the summer 2010 issue (out November 2010), and art supplies worth $20.

The theme for the 2010 cover is: wetlands.

There will be one winner chosen. By entering the competition, you agree to us using your artwork on the cover of the summer 2010 issue of Alphabet Soup magazine. We will publish the winner’s name, age, suburb and state, unless you advise us otherwise.

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Issue 6 coming soon!

Inside the autumn 2010 issue of Alphabet Soup magazine, you will find:

  • Q&A with illustrator, Chris Nixon
  • Rogainers
  • Stories, poems, book reviews and letters by children
  • Stories by Seline Duke and Michele Purcell
  • Poems by Jackie Hosking and Beverley Boorer
  • Writing tips for kids from the Book Chook
  • Crossword
  • The autumn writing competition for kids!

Issue 6 will be available on Monday 22 February 2010.

Subscribe via the Alphabet Soup website!

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Alphabet Soup in the classroom

Alphabet Soup‘s spring ’09 issue is in the middle of a week-long blog tour to Alphabet Soup's first 4 issues!celebrate the magazine’s first birthday!

Grab a virtual cupcake and line up at the door – today we visit Dee White’s blog: Teachers Writing Helper. We’ll be talking about how Alphabet Soup can be used in the classroom.

BLOG TOUR DATES:

1 September What led the publisher to start Alphabet Soup magazine?

Dale Harcombe (Write and Read With Dale)

http://www.livejournal.com/users/orangedale

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2 September What goes into ‘whipping up’ an issue of the magazine?

Sally Murphy (Sally Murphy’s Writing for Children Blog) http://sallymurphy.blogspot.com

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3 September Promotion and Alphabet Soup

Claire Saxby (Let’s Have Words)

http://www.letshavewords.blogspot.com/

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4 September Submissions, and selecting material

Mabel Kaplan (Tales I Tell)

http://belka37.blogspot.com

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5 September Alphabet Soup in the classroom: benefits for teachers

Dee White (Teachers Writing Helper)

www.teacherswritinghelper.wordpress.com

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6 September ‘First birthday’ giveaway. Win a set of the first four issues!

Robyn Opie (Writing Children’s Books)

http://www.robynopie.blogspot.com

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7 September Who’s on the team behind Alphabet Soup magazine?

Sandy Fussell (Stories Are Light) http://www.sandyfussell.blogspot.com

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You can subscribe to Alphabet Soup via our website www.alphabetsoup.net.au

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Day 3 of our blog tour!

Do we have a facebook page? Where can you buy the magazine? Alphabet Soup's first four issues!

Find out by visiting Claire Saxby’s blog (Let’s Have Words) where we are up to day 3 of our week-long blog tour. See you there!

BLOG TOUR DATES:

1 September What led the publisher to start Alphabet Soup magazine?

Dale Harcombe (Write and Read With Dale)

http://www.livejournal.com/users/orangedale

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2 September What goes into ‘whipping up’ an issue of the magazine?

Sally Murphy (Sally Murphy’s Writing for Children Blog) http://sallymurphy.blogspot.com

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3 September Promotion and Alphabet Soup

Claire Saxby (Let’s Have Words)

http://www.letshavewords.blogspot.com/

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4 September Submissions, and selecting material

Mabel Kaplan (Tales I Tell)

http://belka37.blogspot.com

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5 September Alphabet Soup in the classroom: benefits for teachers

Dee White (Teachers Writing Helper)

www.teacherswritinghelper.wordpress.com

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6 September ‘First birthday’ giveaway. Win a set of the first four issues!

Robyn Opie (Writing Children’s Books)

http://www.robynopie.blogspot.com

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7 September Who’s on the team behind Alphabet Soup magazine?

Sandy Fussell (Stories Are Light) http://www.sandyfussell.blogspot.com

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You can subscribe to Alphabet Soup via our website www.alphabetsoup.net.au

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What goes into ‘whipping up’ an issue of Alphabet Soup?

We’re taking Alphabet Soup on a blog tour to celebrate the magazine’s first Alphabet Soup spring '09 coverbirthday.

Today we are over at Sally Murphy’s blog: Sally Murphy’s Writing for Children Blog.

Find out what goes into ‘whipping up’ an issue of Alphabet Soup. See you over there!

BLOG TOUR DATES:

1 September What led the publisher to start Alphabet Soup magazine?

Dale Harcombe (Write and Read With Dale)

http://www.livejournal.com/users/orangedale

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2 September What goes into ‘whipping up’ an issue of the magazine?

Sally Murphy (Sally Murphy’s Writing for Children Blog) http://sallymurphy.blogspot.com

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3 September Promotion and Alphabet Soup

Claire Saxby (Let’s Have Words)

http://www.letshavewords.blogspot.com/

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4 September Submissions, and selecting material

Mabel Kaplan (Tales I Tell)

http://belka37.blogspot.com

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5 September Alphabet Soup in the classroom: benefits for teachers

Dee White (Teachers Writing Helper)

www.teacherswritinghelper.wordpress.com

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6 September ‘First birthday’ giveaway. Win a set of the first four issues!

Robyn Opie (Writing Children’s Books)

http://www.robynopie.blogspot.com

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7 September Who’s on the team behind Alphabet Soup magazine?

Sandy Fussell (Stories Are Light) http://www.sandyfussell.blogspot.com

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You can subscribe to Alphabet Soup via our website www.alphabetsoup.net.au

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What led the publisher to start Alphabet Soup?

We’re taking the spring ’09 issue of Alphabet Soup on a blog tour to celebrate our Alphabet Soup spring '09 coverfirst birthday!

Today you’ll find us at Dale Harcombe’s blog: Write and Read With Dale. See you over there!

BLOG TOUR DATES:

1 September What led the publisher to start Alphabet Soup magazine?

Dale Harcombe (Write and Read With Dale)

http://www.livejournal.com/users/orangedale

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2 September What goes into ‘whipping up’ an issue of the magazine?

Sally Murphy (Sally Murphy’s Writing for Children Blog) http://sallymurphy.blogspot.com

-~-

3 September Promotion and Alphabet Soup

Claire Saxby (Let’s Have Words)

http://www.letshavewords.blogspot.com/

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4 September Submissions, and selecting material

Mabel Kaplan (Tales I Tell)

http://belka37.blogspot.com

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5 September Alphabet Soup in the classroom: benefits for teachers

Dee White (Teachers Writing Helper)

www.teacherswritinghelper.wordpress.com

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6 September ‘First birthday’ giveaway. Win a set of the first four issues!

Robyn Opie (Writing Children’s Books)

http://www.robynopie.blogspot.com

-~-

7 September Who’s on the team behind Alphabet Soup magazine?

Sandy Fussell (Stories Are Light) http://www.sandyfussell.blogspot.com

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You can subscribe to Alphabet Soup via our website www.alphabetsoup.net.au

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Come on a blog tour with Alphabet Soup magazine!

Tomorrow we are taking the spring 2009 issue on a blog tour! Alphabet Soup's spring 2009 cover

From 1 – 7 September, Rebecca Newman (Alphabet Soup‘s Publisher and Editor) will be visiting 7 different blogs, where she’ll be answering questions about the magazine. Find out what started it all, how the magazine could be used in the classroom, who’s on the team at the magazine, and more!

The spring ’09 issue marks the magazine’s first birthday. To celebrate, there’s a set of the first four issues to be won – so make sure you visit Robyn Opie’s blog on 6 September!

Tomorrow you’ll find us at our first stop on the tour, talking to Dale Harcombe at ‘Write and Read With Dale‘.

See you there!

BLOG TOUR DATES:

1 September What led the publisher to start Alphabet Soup magazine?

Dale Harcombe (Write and Read With Dale)

http://www.livejournal.com/users/orangedale

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2 September What goes into ‘whipping up’ an issue of the magazine?

Sally Murphy (Sally Murphy’s Writing for Children Blog) http://sallymurphy.blogspot.com

-~-

3 September Promotion and Alphabet Soup

Claire Saxby (Let’s Have Words)

http://www.letshavewords.blogspot.com/

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4 September Submissions, and selecting material

Mabel Kaplan (Tales I Tell)

http://belka37.blogspot.com

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5 September Alphabet Soup in the classroom: benefits for teachers

Dee White (Teachers Writing Helper)

www.teacherswritinghelper.wordpress.com

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6 September ‘First birthday’ giveaway. Win a set of the first four issues!

Robyn Opie (Writing Children’s Books)

http://www.robynopie.blogspot.com

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7 September Who’s on the team behind Alphabet Soup magazine?

Sandy Fussell (Stories Are Light) http://www.sandyfussell.blogspot.com

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You can subscribe to Alphabet Soup via our website www.alphabetsoup.net.au