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My Week: What Rejection Letters Say [Notes from a Working Children’s Writer]

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My Week: Following Up on Submissions [Notes from a Working Children’s Writer]

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How I Do Publisher Research and Submit My Children’s Book Manuscripts: Part 6: Submit!

Previous entries in the series: Part 1: Overview Part 2: My Tools Part 3: Publishers Database Part 4: Describe My Manuscript Part 5: Make My Marketing List Part 6: Submit! I have always loved logic puzzles. You know, the kind … Continue reading

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How I Do Publisher Research and Submit My Children’s Book Manuscripts: Part 5: Make a Marketing List

Previous entries in the series: Part 1: Overview Part 2: My Tools Part 3: Publishers Database Part 4: Describe My Manuscript Part 5: Make My Marketing List Before I start sending out a manuscript, I always make a list of … Continue reading

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How I Do Publisher Research and Submit My Children’s Book Manuscripts: Part 4: Identify and Describe My Manuscript

Previous entries in the series: Part 1: Overview Part 2: My Tools Part 3: Publishers Database This seems so basic, but it’s amazing how many writers I’ve met who are trying to sell a manuscript without a basic understanding of … Continue reading

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How I Do Publisher Research and Submit My Children’s Book Manuscripts: Part 3: My Publishers Database

Previous entries in the series: Part 1: Overview Part 2: My Tools Part 3:My Publishers Database I thought I’d go into a little more detail about the database I keep of editors and publishers. This is a crucial part of … Continue reading

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How I Do Publisher Research and Submit My Children’s Book Manuscripts: Part 2: Tools

Part 2: Tools I use several tools, some free and some pricey, to help me research markets and submit my manuscripts. In this post, I’m going to describe the tools and very briefly say what I use them for. Future … Continue reading

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How I Do Publisher Research and Submit My Children’s Book Manuscripts: Part 1: Overview

This topic is complex and a bit overwhelming, but I’m going to try to break down my overall process into steps (over several blog posts) and explain it. Who to send your work to and how to send it–those are … Continue reading

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Facing Tough Odds with Every Submission

As I write this, I am sitting in front of my neighborhood Barnes & Noble. I am getting ready to go inside and do some market research, because I have a set of very beginning reader manuscripts that I want … Continue reading

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Gleaning Clues from Editors’ Feedback

As you progress in your writing career, one skill that’s helpful is analyzing editorial notes. Even really, really short ones! Yesterday, I made a few picture book submissions. For one, in which my email described the storyline and included a … Continue reading

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