The Children's Literature Web Guide

Mailing Lists Related to Children's Literature
Mailing lists create online discussion groups among people who share a common interest. A message sent to a single e-mail address is forwarded to the e-mail mailbox of everyone who has asked to subscribe to that mailing list.

The volume of mail received from a list may be several messages each day, but many lists have a DIGEST option that will combine all the messages for the day and send them out as one long message. It is best to add subscriptions one at a time and evaluate your ability to handle the volume of mail generated. If you are unable or unwilling to handle the mail generated by these lists, you may still be able to participate in Usenet newsgroup discussions, such as rec.arts.books.childrens, which work in a way similar to mailing lists, but send the messages to your host computer rather than your personal mailbox.


KIDLIT-L

KIDLIT-L is a discussion list about children's literature, involving teachers, librarians, students, and others interested in the field. To subscribe, send e-mail to listserv@bingvmb.cc.binghamton.edu.

Your message should contain the following line:

       subscribe KIDLIT-L [your full name]

You will receive a confirming message from the listserver (the computer that reads such messages automatically, and adds or removes people from the mailing list) providing further information about the list, including how to temporarily or permanently unsubscribe.

To send a message to the membership of the list, send e-mail to kidlit-l@bingvmb.cc.binghamton.edu


CHILD_LIT

Children's Literature: Criticism and Theory. A list devoted to discussion and critical analysis of children's literature. Its subscribers tend to approach children's literature in a somewhat more academic way than KIDLIT-L does. To subscribe, send e-mail to listserv@email.rutgers.edu.

Your message should contain the following line:

            SUB child_lit [your full name]

You will receive a confirming message from the listserver.

To send a message to all subscribers of the list, e-mail child_lit@email.rutgers.edu

For more information about Child_lit, visit http://www.rci.rutgers.edu/~mjoseph/childlit/about.html


KIDSBOOKS

An electronic mailing list that distributes the electronic book review journal Notes from the Windowsill (See the Electronic Journals and Book Reviews section of the Children's Literature Web Guide for a link to the Web version of this journal). Subscribers to KIDSBOOKS are asked to make a donation to help defray costs. To subscribe, send e-mail to kidsbooks-request@armory.com.

Your message should contain the following line:

       subscribe kidsbooks [your e-mail address]

You will receive a confirming message from the listserver.


CM: Canadian Review of Material

CM is an reviewing journal of materials for children and young adults. It is available on the Web, or by e-mail. There is no charge. Like Kidsbooks (above), and unlike the other mailing lists discussed here, CM is a one-way subscription service, not a two-way discussion group. To subscribe to CM by email, send e-mail to listproc@mbnet.mb.ca

Your message should contain the following line:

       subscribe cmlist < your email address >

To view CM on the Web, visit http://www.umanitoba.ca/cm/index.html


PUBYAC

A discussion list for Children's and Young Adult Librarians in Public Libraries. To subscribe, send e-mail to listserver@nysernet.org.

Your message should contain the following line:

       subscribe PUBYAC [your first name] [your last name]

You will receive a confirming message from the listserver.

To send a message to the membership of the list, send e-mail to pubyac@nysernet.org


FOLKLORE

A folklore discussion list. To subscribe, send e-mail to listserv@tamvm1.tamu.edu.

Your message should contain the following line:

       subscribe folklore [your first name] [your last name]

You will receive a confirming message from the listserver.

To send a message to the membership of the list, send e-mail to folklore@tamvm1.tamu.edu


STORYTELL

A discussion list for those interested in storytelling.To subscribe, send e-mail to STORYTELL-REQUEST@venus.twu.edu.

Your message should contain the following line:

       SUBSCRIBE STORYTELL

Leave the subject line blank.

You will receive a confirming message from the listserver.

To send a message to the membership of the list, send e-mail to storytell@venus.twu.edu. The STORYTELL FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) are available on the Web, and are a great deal of help for beginners.


CHILDRENS-WRITING

CHILDRENS-WRITING is an e-mail discussion list for children's writers and illustrators, and for anyone interested in writing or drawing for kids. To subscribe, send e-mail to majordomo@lists.mindspring.com.

The body of your message should contain the following line:

       subscribe childrens-writing

To subscribe in digest mode (one big message each day instead of lots of little ones), use the following line instead:

       subscribe childrens-writing-digest

You will receive a confirming message from the listserver.

This list was established by the magazine Children's Book Insider, and is open to anyone with an interest in the topic.


The Children's Literature Web Guide
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Tuesday, April 14, 1998

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