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Title: how many pbs do you have out at once?
Post by: CarrieF on February 08, 2011, 10:05 AM
I just sent out my first pb manuscript yesterday (yay!). Of course I'm WAY too distracted to work on anything today...but I'm hoping that soon I can get back to another project I was working on. That one is close to being ready, and I'm sure it will be ready long before I hear back about the first thing -- if I even hear back which is sounding doubtful from everything I've read on these boards!

Anyway, wondering how many manuscripts other people have "going" at once? And when you send out a second thing, do you mention that you have other work submitted elsewhere?

Thanks!

Carrie
Title: Re: how many pbs do you have out at once?
Post by: AuntyBooks on February 08, 2011, 10:41 AM
Congratulations on your first sub! You are on your way!

I have about 8 pb out right now, and six more that could go out if I found the right market. No, I do not mention that I have submitted elsewhere -- until I get an offer. Picture books sometimes have a long journey ahead of them. I know of one writer who sold a picture book twenty years after she wrote it. I have sold one after ten years of trying and waiting and watching for the right place/editor to happen.

Focus on the art of writing, and keep going!

eab  :yup

Title: Re: how many pbs do you have out at once?
Post by: JulieM on February 08, 2011, 01:16 PM
I have three out there.
Title: Re: how many pbs do you have out at once?
Post by: write2inspire on February 08, 2011, 01:45 PM
I have a non-fiction PB manuscript with an outline for five more non-fiction PBs in the same topic, one PB submitted for a spring SCBWI Conference Critique with an editor, and a fantasy PB.  I have a couple that have been out for a long time with no response, so I've written those off. But you never know!