A Journey Inside the Slush Pile – What REALLY Happens When You Submit Your Manuscript to an Agent or Publisher
Collecting rejection letters? Getting frustrated in your hunt for a publishing contract or agent? Here’s the inside scoop about how to conquer the dreaded slushpile and get your manuscript noticed!
by Geary Smith Why was my children’s story submission rejected? I worked long and hard on the story and just knew it would be accepted this time. That is the question many inspiring children’s writers asked themselves when reading over rejection letters. Most rejection letters will simply read, “not just right for our […]
by Suzanna Henshon If your definition of breaking into publishing includes writing and selling a 300-page novel, or convincing a publisher to invest thousands of dollars in your picture book, you’re overlooking a substantial part of the market. Magazines need new material on a weekly or monthly basis. Some writers start off by […]
Want to learn how to write a book for children? OK, let’s start at square one. You’re fascinated by writing and you’re interested in starting a children’s book career, but you’re not sure what to do first. The key thing is not to overwhelm yourself. Don’t worry about getting published. Don’t concern yourself […]
A children’s author shares her tips for maintaining your sanity through the search for a literary agent — and how to act once you get one.
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She’s authored dozens of books. Now, as she celebrates her 35th year writing, Jane McBride offers her top 35 lessons learned. Enjoy some remarkable insight from a true professional.
No matter the age of your reader, knowing your audience is key. Knowing their tastes, their needs, their wants, their expectations is vital in penning the kind of stories that will touch their hearts and minds. Jane Choate is here to give you some easy steps to truly understand your readers.
Five minute quiz reveals your personal writing approach! You’ll avoid years of frustration by working with your style, not against it.
An independent bookstore owner talks about what’s selling now in middle grade and young adult fiction, and how he likes to work with authors on setting up events.