Nonfiction query basics … part 1 Picture Books

Barbara Kingsolver once likened writing fiction to planting a garden in the desert. Meanwhile, writing nonfiction is weeding an overgrown hillside into something beautiful. I'm going to let you in on a little secret. ... I'm more weeder than planter. Most of what I write is nonfiction, and I know a few Sub It Clubbers are in... Continue Reading →

PIRATE’S LULLABY: MUTINY AT BEDTIME – A Query Letter That Worked

While many publishing houses are closed to submissions, querying editors is still a possibility in some circumstances, and it can definitely lead to publication. Today we are celebrating Sub It Club member, Marcie Wessels and the release of her debut picture book! Marcie is here to tell us how she queried her editor directly and share her... Continue Reading →

The Postcard Post Old Home Week: Tina Kügler

Tina Kügler, a Postcard Post alum, is helping Sub It Club celebrate its 2-year anniversary! But Tina has a lot to celebrate too― IN MARY'S GARDEN comes out March 17th, written and illustrated by Tina and Carson Kügler, published by Houghton Mifflin. I love postcards but a BOOK is pretty good too! (Keep reading for GIVEAWAY... Continue Reading →

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