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1. Writing Contests

Winning a writing contest can boost your confidence and maybe even lead to greater things. 

http://cynthialeitichsmith.blogspot.com/2014/06/guest-post-janci-patterson-on-writing.html

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2. The Role of an Agent

Having an agent does not guarantee a book sale. 

http://scotteagan.blogspot.com/2014/06/understanding-role-of-agent.html

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3. Slush Pile

Here's how a first reader describes the reality of the slush pile.

http://katiaraina.wordpress.com/2014/03/28/the-realities-of-slush/

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4. Query Letters 101

Include all the information needed in a query letter, but make it short.

http://scotteagan.blogspot.com/2014/03/query-letters-101.html

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5. Overnight Success Stories

Most of the "landing an agent in a day" stories hide the years of work leading up to them. 

http://rateyourstory.blogspot.com/2014/05/how-i-landed-my-agent-meta-story.html

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6. Proofreading Matters

Of course, it's all about the writing, but if you don't proofread your query/manuscript, the reader may never finish your story. 

http://selfmadewriter.blogspot.com/2014/06/what-authors-should-know-proofreading.html

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7. Should You Blog Your Novel?

What are the pros and cons and posting your work-in-progress as you write it? 

http://www.rachellegardner.com/2013/06/should-you-blog-your-novel/

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8. Luck

Sometimes getting published is about being in the right place at the right time. 

http://scotteagan.blogspot.com/2013/08/its-all-about-being-in-right-place-at.html

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9. Quiet Books

Some quiet books still get published. 

http://www.picturebookacademy.com/8/post/2013/07/marsha-diane-arnold-writes-about-in-defense-of-quiet-books-or-still-waters-run-deep.html

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10. Author-Illustrator Teams

How do you submit when you're working with another person as an author-illustrator team? 

http://kidlit.com/2010/06/14/working-as-an-author-and-illustrator-team-before-submission/

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11. When the Publishing Process Goes Awry

It's not always smooth sailing to publication, even if you have an agent. 

http://writerunboxed.com/2014/02/16/first-line-of-defense/

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12. Write the Whole Manuscript

Why you need to finish your book before looking for an agent or publisher. 

http://www.booksandsuch.com/blog/write-the-whole-book/

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13. Agents and Sales

Just because you have an agent, that doesn't mean your manuscript will always sell. 

http://scotteagan.blogspot.com/2014/03/having-agent-does-not-mean-automatic.html

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14. Tips on Writing a Synopsis

Here are some things to consider when writing a synopsis. 

http://kathytemean.wordpress.com/2014/03/19/tips-on-writing-a-synopsis/

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15. Query Letter No-nos

Don't do these things in your query letter. 

http://helpineedapublisher.blogspot.com/2012/08/dear-agent-extract-5-what-not-to-say.html

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16. Publishers Accepting Children's Books

These three incredibly useful web pages list publishers accepting children's books submissions along with a link to their guidelines.

http://myperfectpitch.com/picture-book-publishers/

http://myperfectpitch.com/childrens-book-publishers-usa/

http://myperfectpitch.com/young-adult-book-publishers/

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17. Great Pitches

The secrets to a great pitch lies in answering these questions.

http://www.booksandsuch.biz/blog/secrets-of-a-great-pitch/

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18. Reasons for Rejection

What are the biggest reasons editors and agents say no?

http://scotteagan.blogspot.com/2012/09/clarity-in-queries-biggest-reason.html

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19. How Not to Get a Book Deal

Don't do the things on this list if you ever want to get an agent or be published. 

http://www.kimcurran.co.uk/2012/10/10-things-not-to-do-to-get-a-book-deal-and-beyond/

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20. Submission Guidelines

This incredibly useful site provides links to the submission guidelines for Children's Book Council publishers. 

http://www.rillart.com/rCube/Pages/PublishersList.htm

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21. Luck

How much of your journey toward publication depend on luck?

http://scene13ers.wordpress.com/2013/03/26/publishing-how-much-is-luck/

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22. Submissions

Acquiring a manuscript is about more than the quality of the work.

http://scotteagan.blogspot.com/2013/03/all-gears-have-to-work-with-submission.html

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23. Questions for Agents

Answers to the questions you were afraid or embarrassed to ask. 

http://www.writersdigest.com/online-editor/literary-agents-unleashed-answers-to-questions-youre-too-afraid-to-ask

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24. How Not to Get Published

Don't forget. There are always exceptions to every rule. 

http://www.notesfromtheslushpile.com/2013/05/notes-from-editor-how-not-to-get.html

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25. Agented Manuscripts That Don't Sell

What happens to the manuscript your agent can't sell? 

http://scotteagan.blogspot.com/2013/06/question-from-writer-what-if-your-agent.html

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