The road to children’s book publishing has many twists and turns and obstacles along the way. Fortunately there are established authors, and editors, willing to help less-experienced writers achieve publication. Among them is Emma D. Dryden of Drydenbks, editor of nearly 500 children’s books and currently a freelance consultant. Recently she dispensed her advice in […]
Del Rey editor Mike Braff has a message for all you submitters of fantasy lore: “I’ve identified several negative tropes that we see far too much in fantasy submissions.” They are: The Prophetic Orphan The Expository Sewer A’pos’tropheus the De’stroy’er He talks about them here. Note the reaction of one respondent: “If I come across […]
What is involved in illustrating a children’s book? Steven Salerno tells us how he illustrated BOOM! at his blog.