And so, it’s that time of year again. The end is upon us. We are lighting candles, decorating evergreens, and rushing to get our submissions in before publishing offices close for the holidays. And some of us—most of us, even—are looking ahead to the new year. Maybe you didn’t achieve everything you were hoping to... Continue Reading →
"It's the most wonderful time of the year...." It's a time filled with joy and jam-packed with stress. The pressure's on to find that perfect gift, attend party after party, and make merry with family both near and far. If you're a writer querying agents or editors this holiday season, your stress level may be over the top. Fear not! There's hope for maintaining a sense of calm while querying on this holiday season. The trick is to S.T.O.P. Literally.
It's the last Contest Roundup of the year! You'll find specific sci-fi, crime, poetry, illustration, and kidlit opportunities in this month's Roundup. If your work doesn't fall into one of those categories, don't despair. Pitmad Twitter Pitch Party is open to all genres and might be a fun way to end your 2017 year of... Continue Reading →
Sub It Club welcomes Deb Johnson to The Postcard Post. Deb Johnson is a self-taught illustrator, writer and graphic designer. Illustrating and designing for the children's market has been her passion for almost 30 years. Deb’s favorite part of the creative process is creating characters that give you, the reader, a reason to smile. Her current... Continue Reading →
Graphic novels are a steadily growing market, which is exciting to see. These days, more publishers are accepting graphic novel submissions. Some publishers have even started imprints that focus on graphic novels; for instance, First Second at Macmillan, and Graphix at Scholastic. And of course, as more traditional houses are publishing graphic novels, there has... Continue Reading →
You're finally ready to query. You know a fellow author through Facebook and think her agent would be a perfect fit. You could query through the regular process: email the query (if the agent is open to queries), obsessively hit refresh on your email, and wait weeks or months for a response. But you know... Continue Reading →