What We Talk About When We Talk About An Offer of Representation

In light of the Danielle Smith/Lupine Grove Creative scandal last month, this seems like a good time to talk about questions that authors and illustrators can ask their prospective agent to make sure that the working relationship will be a good one. Every agent works and communicates with their clients in different ways, and it... Continue Reading →

The Importance Of Being Earnest (About Your Writing Goals)

When I first started working at Sheldon Fogelman Agency (so long ago that we only accepted printed manuscripts - SASEs were a must - and didn't take electronic anything), there was a running joke that January was always the worst month for our mail carrier. We would be overrun with submissions from authors eager to... Continue Reading →

Old Home Week: Rachelle Meyer and …

The Postcard Post Old Home Week has a very special guest this month… Santa Claus! Actually, our special guest is better than Santa because Rachelle Meyer comes bearing the gift of a great seasonal illustration and self-promotion tips! Rachelle generously shares how she's been getting her work out in the world. I’ve always wanted to... Continue Reading →

The October Postcard Post: Elizabet Vukovic

I met this month’s Postcard Post illustrator through SCBWI and have had the pleasure of seeing her work on many occasions. Now she’s sharing it with Sub It Club. Without further ado, welcome Elizabet Vukovic. Elizabet Vukovic is a freelance illustrator and SCBWI member. Born in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, Elizabet was brought up in a... Continue Reading →

The September Postcard Post: Charlie Eve Ryan

I first saw this month's featured illustrator's work on Facebook and instantly knew I had to see more. Sub It Club is thrilled to welcome Charlie Eve Ryan. Sit back and enjoy her wonderful postcard and tips too! Charlie Eve Ryan is a professional freelance illustrator/writer and member of SCBWI. In 2012, she was accepted... Continue Reading →

Query Strategy: Generosity

I'm going all New Agey-Philosophical today. Generosity. It makes you a better human being, and also, creates opportunities. The first criteria for getting published is producing a quality manuscript. But  don't forget to engage with the writing community. Give, and you'll get back 100-fold. Join professional groups--SCBWI, RWA--choose associations that you will learn from and... Continue Reading →

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