Picture book friends, attention! Here’s some great advice cleverly framed.
If you have checked market guidelines lately, you know picture book manuscripts are shorter than ever. Read the post below to find out why.
Read more about 2013 BEA news for writers of middle grade novels, picture books, and YA by clicking on the link below.
An interview with Barry Goldblatt. He will be at Pikes Peak next weekend!
Great advice for writers of children’s books from Write4Kids!
Here’s a fascinating little blog post. It was written for new parents, but it’s great for writers, too! Make sure your character’s name says something about him (or her).
From Tanja Bauerle, children’s book illustrator a report on a session by Jerry Pinkney at the Tucson Festival of Books. Some great hints and inspiration.
I haven’t been rejected much lately, but just because I haven’t submitted much. I’m still working on my novel and I have a terrific assignment.
I’ve looked at my old picture book manuscripts, and most of them just don’t work for the current market. I have a new one that’s close, but I won’t have time to work on it this week.
Anyway, back to rejections. Everybody who sends work out gets them, even famous award-winning writers. I’ve come across some great posts on the subject that are worth sharing.
Read pitches by other children’s book writers, submit your own, or just follow along to learn more about the fine art of catching an agent’s eye. There is a contest too.
Before you try to use meter and rhyme in a book for children, read this post from Tara Lazar. (Yes, you can do it, but…)