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    Querying for a 0-3 book???

    Discussion in 'Publishing' started by Maryea Curtis, Jul 16, 2012.

    I have written a rhyming 15 line or 164 word book, that I would call a baby book. I am having a hard time with the query, as the story itself is short. Is it okay to be short and to the point and just include the whole manuscript?
     
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    I'm no expert when it comes to this, but I would think you'd still follow the same protocol with this query letter as you would with any other. If it's a children's book, especially a baby/toddler book, they'll expect it to be short. Just make sure you send your query to agencies that deal with children's books.
     
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    yes, you got it right, steph!

    maryea...
    agents aren't likely to take on a single picture book text from a new and unknown, unpublished writer, since there's so little money in it for them, compared to all the work that's involved...so, you'd do better approaching p/b publishers directly...

    i mentor many children's book writers, so if you need any help, don't hesitate to drop me an email...

    love and hugs, maia
    maia3maia@hotmail.com
     

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