Author Archives: Heather Ayris Burnell

About Heather Ayris Burnell

Full time mom. Part time librarian. Author of BEDTIME MONSTER. Creator of Sub It Club. Curator of the Monster Lists of Picture Book Agents & Publishers. Always fooling around on Twitter @heatherayris. KICK! JUMP! CHOP! coming fall 2017 from Sterling Publishing.

Introducing Kirsten Larson

You may have noted that I put out a call for bloggers a while back. Today I’m happy to introduce our first addition to the Sub It Club team… Kirsten Larson! Now, you may already know Kirsten from our Sub … Continue reading

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How to Write a Query Letter – A Basic Breakdown

Whether you’re drafting your first ever query letter or have written a whole bunch of them, the truth remains the same: query letters can be tough. Each manuscript is different. Heck, each query letter is a little different! Even when … Continue reading

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April 2017 Contest Roundup

Contests! I’ve added quite a few new ones to the list this month. As always, you’ll find them in date order. Members of our Sub It Club Submission Support Group are welcome to post their pitches and queries in the group for feedback … Continue reading

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Look Into Publishers Before Submitting

There are lots of publishers out there. Of course, you’ve heard of the big ones, but smaller publishers abound. There are good ones and questionable ones. It’s especially easy these days to put yourself out there as a publisher and … Continue reading

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March 2017 Contest Roundup

Spring is on its way! Isn’t it? I this it is. I’m shivering while I write this even though the heat is blasting. I skied out to my car this morning (In case you don’t know, I live on a … Continue reading

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The Postcard Post: Dana Carey

Today I am thrilled beyond thrilled to have Sub It Club’s Partner in Submission and Postcard Post creator Dana Carey here on The Postcard Post! I’m so glad that Dana has finally had the time to be the interviewee. I have … Continue reading

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Wen Baragrey Shares her Query

Today I am thrilled to have Wen Baragrey join us here on the Sub It Club blog! Wen’s book, WHAT GOES UP, is scheduled to be released by Random House in 2018. But before Wen connected with her agent and … Continue reading

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