The Postcard Post: Liz Wong

The Postcard Post welcomes author/illustrator Liz Wong. Prepare to be wowed! Liz Wong was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, where she spent her early childhood painting and clambering about in mango trees. Winning the first-place trophy in her elementary school poster contest encouraged her to pursue art instead of a sensible career in finance like the... Continue Reading →

Agent Research 101 – Mining Deal Data

Here at Sub It Club, we've previously shared step-by-step strategies for researching agents and tips for vetting newer agents. In both cases, an important piece of information is deal announcements, which you can find by searching on the agent's name in Publisher's Weekly. You can also find deals using Publisher's Marketplace too, but the service costs $25 per month. Still,... Continue Reading →

The Postcard Post: Monika Baum

The Postcard Post welcomes illustrator Monika Baum— all the way from Switzerland! Monika Baum is a German illustrator living and working in Switzerland. Her primary focus is on children’s book illustration in watercolor, but she enjoys exploring other forms of illustration subjects and media. Monika is the Illustrator Coordinator for the SCBWI Switzerland chapter. She... Continue Reading →

Midsummer’s Mayhem – A Query Letter That Worked

Good news, Sub It Clubbers. Today I'm featuring Rajani LaRocca's delicious query for her forthcoming middle grade, Midsummer's Mayhem (Yellow Jacket, 2019), a yummy blend of A Midsummer's Night Dream and Master Chef Junior.  Note: Rajani's manuscript was requested thanks to #PitchWars. That's why her query doesn't include the typical personalization paragraph. Rajani noted that when she queried prior... Continue Reading →

The Postcard Post: Rosalinde Bonnet

The Postcard Post welcomes an author/illustrator who is practically my neighbor. Well, at least we live in the same country (France)! Sit back and enjoy gorgeous illustrations and great self-promotion tips. Bienvenue, Rosalinde Bonnet. As a child, Rosalinde could not decide whether she wanted to be a wildlife biologist, a writer or an illustrator. But, because... Continue Reading →

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