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  • my first query letter

    May 28, 2006

    Cynthea

    When I attended my first SCBWI conference, I heard many editors speak. Including the guy who…um…edited Harry Potter. He described how he preferred to be contacted: query letter only – if he liked the pitch, he'd request the manuscript. I ...

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  • attention tiquees: if you’ve sent in chapters…

    May 26, 2006

    Cynthea

    IN OTHER NEWS: Oh dang!  What have I done? I'm just now realizing a lot of my subs are chapters. Whoo-wee, I've got some reading to do. If you're a tiquee who's waiting for a chapter tique, please send me a ...

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  • may manuscript madness continues!

    May 26, 2006

    Cynthea

    DOORS ARE CLOSED!!!!!!!!!!!!! I promised another small round this morning.  But please keep in mind, if you made it into the last round, you can not sub to this one. I hope to return all tiques next week. Some of ...

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  • I’m procrastinating again…

    May 25, 2006

    Cynthea

    IN OTHER NEWS: In a massive effort to procrastinate, I finally started working on my website.  Please take a peek. Leave a comment and tell me how stinky or fab it is, and I'll promise only to post the FAB ...

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  • write queries, cover letters, synopses, outlines, author bios, and more

    May 25, 2006

    Cynthea

    You’ve come to the spot where we’re going to learn everything that could be in a submission package you put together for an agent or editor. If you’ve had a look through CWIM, the CBC member list, or other publications, ...

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  • how to interpret kludgy submission guidelines

    May 25, 2006

    Cynthea

    Submission guidelines can be found in many places… CWIM – updated yearly Children’s Book Council (CBC) – updated bi-weekly SCBWI publications – updated yearly Jeff Herman Guide – updated yearly AgentQuery Agent or publisher’s website – as often as it should be (in theory) Sometimes guidelines in ...

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  • May Manuscript Madness: FREE-TIQUE ROUND

    May 24, 2006

    Cynthea

    IN OTHER NEWS: DOORS ARE CLOSED!!!!!!!!!!!! It’s time for freetiques. THREE SLOTS. ONE ONE slot for a retiquee and TWO for new tiquees. First pages don’t count. So if you’ve only had a traffic cop tique, you may participate in ...

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  • what’s here

    May 24, 2006

    Cynthea

    Under Agents, you'll find articles on beginning your agent search, how to communicate with agents, and submisson protocol. Have a suggestion for an article? Can't find your answer here? Leave a comment.

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  • exclusive submission or simultaneous submission?

    May 23, 2006

    Cynthea

    Whether your submitting to agents or editors, you’ll need to understand what the difference is between exclusive and simultaneous submissions. exclusive – once you send your work to the agent or editor, you do not send it to anyone else. You ...

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  • how to submit your work to children’s book literary agents

    May 23, 2006

    Cynthea

    Whether you’re submitting your children’s book to agents or editors, you’ll need to understand the difference between exclusive and simultaneous submissions. A wrong move here and you could torture yourself needlessly. Read post, exclusive submission or simultaneous submission? Now that you ...

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