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Illustrating / Re: Book Dummies
« Last post by rebecca-elie on October 18, 2019, 07:42 AM »
Thank you for sharing that information. I appreciate knowing that some will trash things, if there's an attachment that wasn't expected.  Are links typically the best way to share?
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Illustrating / Re: Book Dummies
« Last post by christripp on October 18, 2019, 06:48 AM »
Good question Rebecca. I think when it's a publisher you haven't worked with before, you're best off to send your query (include the PB manuscript IF the pub sub guidelines say that's acceptable) and state in your query that you are an Illustrator, that a dummy is available and include a link to a site where they can view your art/style. If the manuscript and your Illustrations peaks their interest, they may well request you send the dummy or link to it on line.
Occasionally publishers will allow for 1 or 2 jpeg attachments but make sure they say so in their guidelines first. If an email shows attachments from someone they don't know, they may just trash the entire message without opening it :(

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Illustrating / Book Dummies
« Last post by rebecca-elie on October 18, 2019, 06:25 AM »
The knowledge and wisdom found in The Book is wonderful. Elizabeth O. Dulemba’s article (2019), Creating Picture Book Dummies, and Bonnie Adamson’s article, Demystifying Digital Dummies, have been very helpful. I still have a few questions.

When do you send a book dummy? Do you send a query letter first?

Is it fitting to send a manuscript and two finished art samples (if you are the author and illustrator) rather than a book dummy?

The answers likely vary by publisher, but I thought there might be a rule of thumb to go by.

Thank you for your time.
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Magazines & Ezines / Re: Roar Kids Magazine
« Last post by sabrina-martin on October 17, 2019, 06:49 PM »
Sabrina,

They sent out an email a little while ago saying they are working to get non-profit status to help find additional funding sources. They also said they're going to publish less frequently.

I get the impression that the people behind it are educators and didn't totally understand the business side of selling a magazine. It looks like they may be on a hiatus regarding submissions. You might want to get on their mailing list for news when they start buying again.

I hope they sort things out because I think they create a quality product.

Hope this helps,
Kate

Kate,

Thanks so much for your reply. It helps a lot! I will get on their email list so I can receive their updates. I hope they are able to sort things out as well.

Thanks again,
Sabrina
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Magazines & Ezines / Re: Roar Kids Magazine
« Last post by katherine-wagner on October 17, 2019, 05:19 PM »
Sabrina,

They sent out an email a little while ago saying they are working to get non-profit status to help find additional funding sources. They also said they're going to publish less frequently.

I get the impression that the people behind it are educators and didn't totally understand the business side of selling a magazine. It looks like they may be on a hiatus regarding submissions. You might want to get on their mailing list for news when they start buying again.

I hope they sort things out because I think they create a quality product.

Hope this helps,
Kate
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Magazines & Ezines / Re: Roar Kids Magazine
« Last post by sabrina-martin on October 17, 2019, 03:58 PM »
Thanks for sharing!

I've been learning  about the company and reading the digital issues of the magazine. It seems like a wonderful magazine, and I'd love to submit my illustrations to them. I have not been able to find an official submissions page though. For those of you who have submitted, were you able to track down their submission guidelines, or did you submit through their contact page?

Thanks for your help! :thankyou
Sabrina M
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Off Topic Board / Re: For some laughs
« Last post by Vijaya on October 17, 2019, 06:02 AM »
I wouldn't expect anything less :grin3
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Research / Re: Coves without fish in them?
« Last post by Schriscoe on October 16, 2019, 07:12 PM »
I like the way you think, Julie, with more plot complications.

Exactly!!

Thanks everyone!! You all rock! I now know what to do and I have the perfect 'bad guy' in my WIP to place blame on.
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Off Topic Board / Re: For some laughs
« Last post by David Wright on October 16, 2019, 06:35 PM »
I love xkcd, but I'm a nerd.
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Off Topic Board / For some laughs
« Last post by Vijaya on October 16, 2019, 05:47 PM »
https://twistedsifter.com/2019/10/10-great-infographics-by-xkcd-randall-munroe/

I loved the proximity to cat graph, the maps, the venn diagram of different apps for chatting, and the timeline at the very end. Too funny!
Enjoy! I just turned in an assignment and this is what happens  ;D 
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