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Picture Books (PB) / Proposal for a Children’s Book Question (s)
« Last post by christen-mccreavy1 on February 10, 2023, 06:45 PM »

Hello everyone,

I am a children’s book author and illustrator in the making. I thought in the future when my children’s book dummy is good and I have a great children’s book illustration portfolio I could send a proposal to an children’s book author to be their illustrator. I just wanted to know what should be included in the proposal.

Thank you,
Picture Books (PB) / Re: Help with Comps
« Last post by ckdarfler on February 10, 2023, 03:46 PM »
Thanks JulieM. I'll check out that post too.
Picture Books (PB) / Re: Help with Comps
« Last post by JulieM on February 10, 2023, 02:00 PM »
FYI There's a good article up on from yesterday about finding comp books. Nonfiction or fiction PBs, the process of finding comp books is similar.
Picture Books (PB) / Help with Comps
« Last post by ckdarfler on February 10, 2023, 10:33 AM »
Hi all,
I'm looking for help finding modern comps.
I have a "Stone Soup" style story. I have good soup-related comps but I need something that is more about animals working together to achieve something. Something similar to "Bear Says Thanks" by Karma Wilson, but more recent.
Do you have any ideas on books I should check out?
Thank you!
Thank you, Mindy! I will look into the Facebook group. I ditched Twitter a while ago, but I still have FB for now. :-)
Contests and Challenges / Re: Vivian Kirkfield's 50 Precious Words
« Last post by Pons on February 08, 2023, 08:20 AM »
Thanks, Mindy. I had googled, but it just kept shunting me back to Vivian's page. I've enjoyed reading some of these past entries. I can see where it's wise to allow just one entry per person.
Thanks, Elaine. You don't have to be on Twitter to participate. :)

I do share a lot of info on Twitter, plus tips and teasers as the judges and I go through the entries...and there's a daily discussion prompt there, but you enter through a Google form.

I do have a Facebook group to share reminders, info, and right now groups are forming for genre-oriented ranking parties to help participants figure out which manuscript to enter. Here's a link, if you're interested (but FB isn't required either).

This sounds like a great opportunity! Thanks for posting.

Do you have to have Twitter to participate?
Contests and Challenges / Re: Vivian Kirkfield's 50 Precious Words
« Last post by Mindy Alyse Weiss on February 07, 2023, 11:20 PM »
People post entries on their blogs and link to them. A Google search will let you see past entries:

It's a wonderful contest!
Attention unagented PB writers & author/illustrators!

Here's all the info you'll need for the 2023 PBParty contest!

Full contest details:

At least 46 participating agents & editors:

Ranking parties are being formed until February 11 to help decide which manuscript to enter:

HUGE giveaway with 70+ critique/Zoom prizes for those entering the PBParty contest (plus info about a Zoom to learn more, receive tons of tips & to ask questions):

I hope you'll join the PBParty fun!!!
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