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Poetry / Re: Hi! Pleased to be here in this company -
« Last post by Vijaya on March 19, 2019, 03:07 PM »
:welcome Jan. The poetry collections I've read that don't have a story but organized around a theme have all had different rhyme schemes from poem to poem. Very enjoyable.

You might want to change the topic of your question (use the Modify button)--I thought you'd get more responses under poetry than under intro. Welcome again. We're so happy to have you here.
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Poetry / Questions regarding collection of rhymes
« Last post by Jan S on March 19, 2019, 02:27 PM »
I've been fiddling with rhymes as a sort of hobby for decades now, and am considering consolidating a few into a collection. Question: in a picture book of rhymes (not a plot-based book), do all the rhymes have to share the same meter, etc., or can they be distinct from each other since there is no plot line to follow?

Thank you,
Jan Sheldon
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Contests and Challenges / Re: PBParty is on March 19!
« Last post by Hopeful on March 19, 2019, 01:38 PM »
I sent a PBParty submission to SunversusSnow@yahoo.com a little after 4PM, but I didn't receive a confirmation.  Has anyone who submitted received a confirmation?
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Illustrating / Re: Issues getting illos printed?
« Last post by Pons on March 19, 2019, 07:59 AM »
Yes, unprofessional and rude, but kinda cool, too. Congratulations on being taken for a professional.  :stars3
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Illustrating / Re: Issues getting illos printed?
« Last post by karen-b-jones on March 19, 2019, 07:46 AM »
He should not have given you a hard time.  That was not company policy to do so.  They are supposed to question you if it looks like it's copyrighted work, but the most I've ever gotten is a question about it where I answered that, yes, it's my work.  I remember overhearing someone else being questioned once about the same thing, but I don't recall if she had to show ID or anything.  At most the print shop should ask for some sort of identification showing that you are the artist.  That document you were asked to sign is a CYA move so that they are not held responsible if it turns out you weren't authorized to have it printed.    Once you signed it, that's all they should have needed.  Him giving you skeptical looks afterwards and insinuating that he wasn't sure he believed you was unprofessional of him and rude. 
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Illustrating / Re: Issues getting illos printed?
« Last post by christripp on March 19, 2019, 05:09 AM »
Ah ok, get it now! Also glad to hear you were mostly amused by recieving the third degree! It is nice though to see SOMEONE taking copyright seriously enough to even question it (and yes, take it as a compliment, I would :)
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Illustrating / Re: Issues getting illos printed?
« Last post by olmue on March 19, 2019, 05:01 AM »
Maybe watermark isn't the right word. They were illustration samples (so in a book, I wouldn't normally have my name on each image), but for this, I typed in my name on each page. (But it was just in the corner, I didn't stamp it over the whole image). It was such a funny thing, though! I was a bit frustrated but mostly amused.

Maybe it's also because I'm in a very small area where not many professional artists operate? (North Dakota)
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Contests and Challenges / Re: PBParty is on March 19!
« Last post by Marcia on March 19, 2019, 04:19 AM »
Great, thank you both for the clarification!
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Illustrating / Re: Issues getting illos printed?
« Last post by christripp on March 19, 2019, 04:13 AM »
Rose, while I print all my own work off on my own printer, yrs ago I used to do a ton of copying at print outlets to send out the sample art and have still had to do a few over size ones at Staples etc., for conference workshops over the years. Never once did anyone ask if it was my work I was copying (is that maybe an insult to me then? LOL)
It could be the fact that there were watermarks on the art that threw them??? Because I've also never watermarked anything I've done. Were you going to print them WITH the watermarks showing?
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Contests and Challenges / Re: PBParty is on March 19!
« Last post by Mindy Alyse Weiss on March 19, 2019, 03:01 AM »
Thanks for jumping in, Debbie! Your suggestions are spot on.

If both an agent and an editor request--you can send to both. If an editor offers, you can thank them and reach out to agents with your manuscript before officially saying yes, or you can sell the book unagented and keep searching for an agent for the rest of your books.

Since some people aren't on Twitter, I'm going to post some tips and teasers on Facebook. The Twitter part should be a lot of fun though! The community is amazing and we have awesome questions ready for all of you. They'll be on Michelle's blog today and I'll have a graphic for each question on Twitter.

Thanks for the tech help, Dave!
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