Writers WRITE…and sometimes we wait…
My first picture book, Goldie Locks Has Chicken Pox began as an unsolicited submission to an editor’s “slush pile,” so I know the system works! This process, however, took 4 years before Goldie became a book.
Little Bo Peep Can’t Get To Sleep, took 2 years from acceptance to its release. I am happy to say both are still going strong and Goldie was recently reprinted in hardcover–after ten years!
While you’re waiting for editors to say YES, consider work-for-hire with Educational Publishers ( like my paired reader, Talk About a Great Invention!) or foreign publishers. My three lift-the-flap/novelty books with Korean publisher, Unibooks, were great fun to write, and good practice with various formats.
The absolute best Writing advice I can give you:
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