I’m having a submissions day. This is true: a manuscript that is only in a drawer or only a file on your computer will not sell. It’s only when you send out a manuscript to an editor that you get a contract, a sale, a publication.
Last year, I talked about reevaluating my career and the market place and how that led to a new picture book, Prairie Storms. It’s a story about a year on the prairie and how the wildlife survives the prairie storms.
I’m excited to say that Sylvan Dell will be publishing a companion book, DESERT BATHS. This follows desert animals through a 24-hour period and shows how they take baths. The same illustrator, Kathleen Rietz will be working on this story. Look for it in 2012.
Meanwhile, a sale doesn’t mean that you STOP submitting. Here are some other tips on submissions.
- Why Rejection Should be Your Goal
- Are You Still Submitting Before Revising?
- Are You Still NOT Submitting?
- Are You Still Submitting Blind?
- Are You Still Singly Submitting?
- Are You Still Not Tracking Submissions?
- The Biggest Mistake in Submitting a Picture Book
- 8 Sources of Market Info
- Test Submissions
- How To Contact an Editor
- Q&A: How Do I Find an Editor’s Name for Submission
- 10 Ways to Deal with Rejection
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