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Removing the UN from UNPublished: The Business of Publishing Picture Books
March 18, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Instructor: Anne Marie Pace
Cost: $60 Members | $65 Non-members
Saturday, February 25, 2017 | 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
This seminar will focus on the practical aspects of the picture book writer’s journey from revised draft to publication. We will discuss how to determine whether or not a manuscript is ready for submission, ways to find a critique group and other resources for support, whether to get an agent or submit directly to publishers, how to research agents and publishers, and the nuts and bolts of submission, including proper manuscript format and the difference between query letters and cover letters. Please note: This seminar is designed for picture book writers who wish to pursue traditional publishing, not self-publishing/independent publishing.
In spite of the adage to write what you know, Anne Marie Pace has never been a vampire, a bear, a ballerina, or a sledding pig. She is the author of a number of published and upcoming picture books, including NEVER EVER TALK TO STRANGERS and A TEACHER FOR BEAR, both published by Scholastic Book Clubs; the VAMPIRINA BALLERINA series, illustrated by LeUyen Pham, published by Disney-Hyperion, coming as an animated television series from Disney Jr. In 2017; and PIGLOO, illustrated by Lorna Hussey, published by Henry Holt. Upcoming picture books include GROUNDHUG DAY, illustrated by Christopher Denise (Disney-Hyperion, 2017), and BIG-EYED BUG, illustrated by Frann Preston-Gannon (Beach Lane Books, 2018). She enjoys teaching at WriterHouse, and not just because it’s behind Bodo’s.