Little Miss Candy Corn

A little Halloween fun for Susanna Leonard Hill’s Halloweensie Contest. 

Little Miss Candy Corn

by Rachel Hamby


Little Miss Candy Corn practiced her wave from her perch atop the Trick-or-Treat float.

Cecelia was the Queen of Halloween, and soon, everyone would know it.

As the float chugged toward Main Street, Cecilia picked one candy corn from her tiara and savored the moment.

But a dark shadow was moving up the street.

A raindrop hit Cecilia’s cheek. She looked up. A monster-sized cloud covered the sun. In a flash, rain splashed down in buckets.

The Trick-or-Treat float chugged through the storm. Cecilia waved from her perch. Waving goodbye to the fleeing parade goers, as candy corn colors streaked down her cheeks.



Magazine Writing & Work-for-Hire

For our upcoming SCBWI conference in Spokane, I’m leading a small group session about Magazine Writing & Work-fir-Hire.  Here are a few great resources I found during my research.

The ‘bug‘ magazine submission guidelines & wish lists.

This interview with Patricia Stockland on Harold Underdown’s site.

This article by Christine M. Hepperman on The Horn Book website.

This thread on the SCBWI Blueboard.

Submission Guidelines for: Capstone and ABDO

Happy writing!