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Hey, this is my first time on the writers board in over a year,and even then, I think I rarely visited.Anyway, I have a few kids books I've written, and a few more in the "oven"and I am wondering how one goes about finding a publisher/getting published?TIA
 

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Find a publisher with similar books to your proposals. Send m/s with brief introductory letter (include any relevant writing sucesses or names of published articles etc). Don't bother with illustrations unless you self-illustrate and you're really good. Double space m/s with plenty of room around margin for their notes. If pictures are critical -eg they tell the whole story through irony, give guidance but be brief. Be economical with words!<br><br>
Send to lots, expect rejections and be very patient.<br><br>
Good luck!
 

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You've probably already done this, but if not...<br><br>
Get a copy of the most recent Children's Writer's and Illustrator's Market (your local library should have a copy). Here's the amazon link:<br><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Fexec%2Fobidos%2FASIN%2F1582971919%2Fqid%3D1066356661%2Fsr%3D2-1%2Fref%3Dsr_2_1%2F103-1487439-0129459" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...487439-0129459</a><br><br>
It will have contact information, manuscript formatting, etc. for all the publishing houses.<br><br>
Good luck!
 

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One thing: if it is in a specific genre (i.e. religion<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">) you can try publishers that have produced things like that (I don't know, but like Deseret, etc., if that would fit).
 
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