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Hi all,

I've written and illustrated a PB for 0-4 year olds and was wondering if anyone has advice for author/illustrators submitting to publishers. I'm wondering how I should send my book. Should I send a book dummy to the editor? or to the art director?

What sort of experience have people had success with and how do combo author/illustrators get noticed?

Thanks!
#1 - March 17, 2014, 12:25 PM
"Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be"
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There is a wealth of information on submitting to publishers and agents on these boards, if you do a little research and use the search function. Here's one to get you going, right here on the PB Board:

https://www.scbwi.org/boards/index.php?topic=20068.0
#2 - March 17, 2014, 12:51 PM
The Leland Sisters series: Courtship and Curses, Bewitching Season, Betraying Season (Holt BYR/Macmillan)
www.marissadoyle.com
www.nineteenteen.com

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Thanks Marissa

It seems like there's a plethora of information for writers and for illustrators individually. I'm specifically looking for information from combo author/illustrators. What I want to hear about is from people who do both and what ways have worked best for them to get published.
#3 - March 17, 2014, 01:16 PM
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The submission process isn't any different for an author/illustrator than it is for anyone else--do your research, follow individual publisher or agent guidelines. Do you mean that you're looking for specifics on the mechanics of submitting picture book dummies?
#4 - March 17, 2014, 01:22 PM
The Leland Sisters series: Courtship and Curses, Bewitching Season, Betraying Season (Holt BYR/Macmillan)
www.marissadoyle.com
www.nineteenteen.com

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try these. lots of good info for author/illustrators and how to submit/prepare a dummy.

https://www.scbwi.org/boards/index.php?topic=65680.0
https://www.scbwi.org/boards/index.php?topic=65052.0
#5 - March 17, 2014, 01:29 PM
THIS LITTLE PIGGY (AN OWNER'S MANUAL), Aladdin PIX June 2017 :pigsnort
KUNG POW CHICKEN 1-4, Scholastic 2014 :chicken

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Those links are helpful. Thanks Artemesia :thanx:
#6 - March 18, 2014, 12:42 PM
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no problem! glad you found them helpful!  :)
#7 - March 18, 2014, 02:10 PM
THIS LITTLE PIGGY (AN OWNER'S MANUAL), Aladdin PIX June 2017 :pigsnort
KUNG POW CHICKEN 1-4, Scholastic 2014 :chicken

http://cyndimarko.com
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