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Picture Books (PB) / Re: What does this mean?
« Last post by RebeccaL-G on January 22, 2023, 06:14 AM »
What Debbie said. If you participate in things like PBPitch on Twitter an agent might heart it, which is a request that you send it. Or, if you participate in a regional critique event and get a written critique from an agent they might request to see the whole manuscript.
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Picture Books (PB) / Re: What does this mean?
« Last post by dewsanddamps on January 21, 2023, 07:04 PM »
Debbie nailed it, but I just want to add :goodluck
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Picture Books (PB) / Re: Characters with same names
« Last post by Debbie Vilardi on January 21, 2023, 06:18 PM »
Character names are not under copyright, but they can be Trademarked. This is likely to happen with a character in kids' TV as licensed products are big business.

This mean you may need to change the name you're using. Maybe Buster goes Bust.

You can look up whether the name has been trademarked. Try just Googling it with the word trademark. Good luck.
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Picture Books (PB) / Re: What does this mean?
« Last post by Debbie Vilardi on January 21, 2023, 06:13 PM »
That means the agent has come upon you somewhere and requested you send material. For example, an agent might see a Twitter post from a contest and request you send work or maybe they see your art on Instagram.
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Picture Books (PB) / Re: Characters with same names
« Last post by T.B. Charles on January 21, 2023, 04:11 PM »
Thanks for the info, Julie
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Picture Books (PB) / Re: Characters with same names
« Last post by JulieM on January 21, 2023, 03:44 PM »
I can only suggest you ask this question on the Ask a Lawyer thread.
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Picture Books (PB) / What does this mean?
« Last post by lindsay-l on January 21, 2023, 02:47 PM »
Hi all,

When an agent specifies this re: their query instructions, what does it mean (specifically the "requests" part)?

Thanks

I am currently open to submissions from conferences, referrals, and *** requests ***
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Picture Books (PB) / Characters with same names
« Last post by T.B. Charles on January 21, 2023, 01:22 PM »
I just introduced myself on the boards, and I referenced the first children's book I wrote in the early 90s called "Dudley the Dragon." The concept was that Dudley couldn't breathe fire. All he had were duds. Just these small, little wheezes of smoke.   Now, I can't remember how I learned that a Canadian television series was producing a show called "The Adventures of Dudley the Dragon," but it effectively put a damper on my manuscript.

While the concept of only having duds is unique to my Dudley (the Canadian Dudley returns to the modern world after centuries of hibernation, exploring the world with two children), I was wondering if a PB publisher would still invest in a book whose main character shares a name of an existing character?

Any thoughts from industry professionals?
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IMPORTANT BOARD ANNOUNCEMENTS / Re: Continuing the Blue Boards!
« Last post by paul-weiner on January 21, 2023, 07:33 AM »
Thanks Marcia
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IMPORTANT BOARD ANNOUNCEMENTS / Re: Continuing the Blue Boards!
« Last post by Marcia on January 21, 2023, 06:07 AM »
Great to hear this good news! I haven't been able to participate much the past few years, but it's always comforting to know the Blueboards are here when I need them or just want to check in.  :thankyou
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