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New Session: Publishing a Children’s Book Now Available!

PUBLISHING A CHILDREN’S BOOK: UNDERSTANDING THE MARKET & FINDING AN AGENT is an information-intensive workshop in two 90-minute long sessions, designed to give you the tools you need to get your work in front of the right agents and editors. Susan Hawk will take participants on an insider’s exploration of the children’s and YA book market—defining the elements that make for an irresistible book for kids or teens; revealing the stories publishers are hungry for; detailing how to avoid common beginner’s pitfalls; and guiding you through the querying process step-by-step. After the second session, Susan will review your query letter and provide you with written feedback on how to improve it, so you’re ready to find the perfect agent for your work. Who is the workshop designed for? Writers who are curious to explore the world of…

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Big congratulations to Rachael Elliott on the sale of debut MG Graphic Novel, THE REAL RILEY MAYES!

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PSA: What NOT to say to Black people

We are thrilled to share this first look at Adam Smyer’s newest book, YOU CAN KEEP THAT TO YOURSELF: A COMPREHENSIVE LIST OF WHAT NOT TO SAY TO BLACK PEOPLE. Kirkus calls it: “A bitingly humorous compendium of the absurd subtle racism of the American workplace.” Read. Watch. Laugh. Feel uncomfortable. Out September 1. Preorder now!  

HAPPY BOOK BIRTHDAY to Sue Soltis’ THE STARS JUST UP THE STREET!

HOORAY and happiest of publications days to Sue Soltis on the publication of her newest picture books, THE STARS JUST UP THE STREET, with gorgeous illustrations by Christine Davenier! A grandpa’s memories of brilliant night skies inspire a little girl to take action in a tale for budding community organizers and star lovers alike. Mabel loves stars. She counts five from her window and thirty-seven from her backyard. But her grandfather tells her that, as a child, he could see thousands. Could it be true? Mabel climbs a hill looking for more stars — only to discover that the glow from the nearby town makes them hard to see. What would it take for her neighbors to turn off their lights, just for one night, so that everyone could see the starlit sky? Sue Soltis’s…

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