Cute Books, Tough Biz

Conference Workshop

Giving your picture book story its best shot in a challenging market.

The picture book genre is amazing in its versatility. There seems to be no limit to the number of original stories and concepts that are out there. Yet it’s tough to get a picture book published, and there are many roadblocks that can stop a good idea in its tracks. This session is about sidestepping them. Topics will include respecting the form, its limitations and freedoms, thinking about the illustrator by offering compelling and varied visuals, and writing catchy cover letters to get your idea across to an editor.