How do I get published?

…is the most popular question I get asked.

Typically, and author will submit a manuscript to a publisher, while an illustrator submits a portfolio of past work for consideration.

An author need not have his mss. illustrated to submit; in fact, conventional wisdom is that it is unprofessional to do so unless the author and illustrator are one and the same.

My best advice is this book:

It is a great overview of the market, and really gives a sense of what they are in for, I mean, a list of all the wonderful possibilities!

In previous editions, there has also been a nice section devoted to opportunities for children to publish their work.

 

Happy writing!

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