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Thanks so much, Vijaya!! I'm so delighted to have something I can send them!!

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#2 - April 12, 2018, 03:46 PM

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In the submission guidelines, we are asked to send background/qualifications.

If I sent Tilly Tapir Learns to Tango (which I promise I didn't write  ::-) ), yet have no PhD in herbivorous mammals or Latin dance, is that a problem? The facts in the story are based on research, not personal expertise.

Shall I simply state what my degree is in and let the text, back matter do the shining?

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:yay It's so nice when you have something that's a good fit. I think the ms has to speak for itself along with your enthusiasm and knowledge for the topic, not the degree you hold. Make sure you have a good bib for fact-checking. Oh, and make sure it's NF with a STEM bent. :clover V.

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Carrots (my BD Buddy),

Your qualifications are that you're a published author., plus you've done substantial research on this topic, plus you've read X number of books on dancing and/or animals.  Have you cha-cha'd with your dog?  Have you visited Latin America?  (Maybe a note of humor?) Trust me, as V says--the ms. will stand on its own merits.

However, I don't mean to be killjoy, but STEM usually doesn't include animals. (But you could send your ms. anyway. Sometimes editors don't know what they want until they see it.)
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V! Thanks so much for posting this!! I think I have a couple of things that may work.  :goldstar I'm excited!
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Thanks for the good counsel, Vijaya and Betsy (my BD Buddy  :cake ) - -and best wishes to you, Sharon!!

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#8 - April 13, 2018, 03:10 PM
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Thanks from me too! (Getting to this late after returning from a term break here in Aus.)
#9 - April 15, 2018, 01:36 AM
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This is where I sent my ms about engineering design!

I will note for anyone considering it that they are specifically looking for books that can be illustrated with photographs, not drawings. I believe she says in the comments of the blog post that this generally does not include most stories centered on an animal "character".
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I pressed "send" today (and not on Tilly Tapir). Who else is in the mix?? Let the wishing and rooting begin!!


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Gimme an S....T....E....M!     Let's go, Blueboarders!!!

GO CARROTS!!!

I'll be joining you later this week!!
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#13 - April 24, 2018, 01:36 AM
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(Almost) last call, friends!! In the comments section of the Lerner blog entry to which Vijaya linked in her original post, Editor Carol Hinz says she will take submissions through 11:59 p.m. on May 1. As of April 26, she had received 100 submissions and says she intends to respond by the end of July.


Edited to add: that 11:59 p.m. is Central Standard Time
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Thanks for the update Carrots!!! Oh I hope this summer brings more than just sunshine...good news in our mailboxes!!!
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Oh I hope this summer brings more than just sunshine...good news in our mailboxes!!!

Oh, yes!!! May this be so for all of us!!!

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#16 - April 30, 2018, 08:39 AM

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Thanks so much for updating this. I had forgotten about this call for submissions, but I have one manuscript that might work, and (gulp), I'm about to submit it!

Fingers crossed for all Blueboarders submitting!
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I sent a submission, too.
#18 - May 02, 2018, 06:20 AM
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Thanks for the info, carrots! That's actually not as many submissions as I'd worried they'd have, given the number of comments on that post. But then, who knows how many they're looking for. We'll see! Good luck, everyone!  :clover
#19 - May 02, 2018, 07:11 AM

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You're so welcome, BrandyB! I have to say, though, all the credit goes to Vijaya for putting this on my radar in the first place. I've long appreciated Millbrook Press books and once - many moons ago - looked to see if they were open for submissions. When I found they weren't, I made a note of it and never checked again....

My takeaway here is to regularly check "closed to subs" publisher and agency websites!!!

Best, best, best wishes everybody!! It's exciting to see that the manuscripts of at least five of us are among those hundred submissions!!
Let the hopeful waiting begin!!

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And I first saw this on the ICL newsletter and  :stars3 :stars3 :stars3 :stars3 :stars3  I'm so glad people are taking advantage of this opportunity. I love their books and hope our stories will be chosen  :star2 :star2 :star2 :star2 :star2
#21 - May 02, 2018, 10:04 AM
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Okay, hopeful waiters, it's July 1st and the editor hopes to let us know by the end of this month!!

Only a few more weeks to wish and wonder!!

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I know! Gettin' a little antsy! I am trying not to get my hopes up. 
#23 - July 01, 2018, 08:51 PM

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Okay, hopeful waiters, it's July 1st and the editor hopes to let us know by the end of this month!!

Only a few more weeks to wish and wonder!!

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Carrots, I had forgotten. Because I'm a submit, record, forget, get busy on the next thing kind of gal... so not fair resurrecting this thread now. End of July. End of July. Keep repeating :grin3
#24 - July 02, 2018, 04:42 AM
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