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Publishing my Children's book?

Hello,

I wrote and illustrated a children's book a couple of years ago as part of my degree in Graphic Arts. So many people have advised me to get it published but after much googling Im not sure how to go about this...

Any advice would be greatly appreciated?

Many thanks,
Steph.

Asked by: Stephanie Sroka

  1. Jonathan Kingsley on June 20, 2018

    Hello Steph,

    Why not ask someone who has been there, done that? My wife is working with a brilliant children's author / editor at The Oxford Editors. Why not try asking them for advice? They have a website which also gives you a lot of information. The market for children's books is enormous and hungry for new characters and yarns.

    Best of luck.

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  2. Susan Russell on May 17, 2018

    Hello Steph. A good place to begin is by buying a copy of the Children's Writers & Artists Yearbook. It has articles, practical advice, and listings for publishers and agents. Every publisher has differing requirements, so it's a case of finding a relevent one that's open to submissions and following their criteria. Commonly they ask for the first three chapters (or possibly the whole MS if it's a short/picture book), a covering letter briefly outlining a bit about you & the book, and a synopsis (the worst bit!). Good luck and develop patience - it's a long haul for most of us!

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