By Ebony Lynn Mudd This time two years ago, if you would’ve told me that I’d be preparing a blog post for Sub It Club instead of reading it still crossing my fingers wishing that just ONE query would stick…well, you know the line….I wouldn’t have believed you. In 2020, I was the new girl... Continue Reading →
MEET ILLUSTRATOR JOSH CLELAND AND STARRY FOREST BOOKS
Today at Sub It Club, we are happy to welcome illustrator Josh Cleland and Starry Forest Books! Starry Forest Books is an independent children’s publisher passionate about making something beautiful. It takes just one look at their upcoming picture book, THE END, written by John Bray and illustrated by our guest today, to know that... Continue Reading →
Contest Roundup January 2018!
I love starting fresh with a big zero rejections in the new year. I don't have any yet, but I hope to get some in 2018. Why? Because that means I'm getting my work out there! You can't reach that goal of publication without weathering some rejections. So don't be afraid. If your work is ready... Continue Reading →
Kick! Jump! Chop! A Query Letter that Worked +Agent Sean McCarthy. Hiiiii-ya!
Kick! Jump! Chop! As fast as you can. It's a ninja twist on the Gingerbread Man!
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 →
The Postcard Post: Kelly Murphy
Happy St. Patrick's Day from Sub It Club and The Postcard Post! And who better to help us celebrate than author/illustrator Kelly Murphy?! I first saw Kelly's illustrations when a friend recommended I check out her work in the middle-grade series NATHANIEL FLUDD, BEASTOLOGIST. She thought I'd like it and she was right-- I loved... Continue Reading →