Ah Spring, the time of renewal, warmer weather (not that Winter’s been that cold until the last fortnight) increased energy and hopefully greater health- Winter has not been kind to me this year. I hope it has treated you better.
Hello dear fellow Children’s Writers and friends,
Spring is indeed all of the above, it is also your final season to get your manuscripts polished within an inch of their life and out of your drawers and files, into the publishing houses. Why is this the perfect time to polish and submit? Simple, you have three solid months after the fun, full and frantic ‘Book Week/Month’ to focus on your unpublished masterpieces and send them off into the world before the publishing houses close their books for the Summer. Most Australian publishers close from December to February so best get cracking. That’s not a long time to research publishers and submit you say, well thanks to Alys Jackson whose post on Publishers Open to Submission, which I’m reblogging today, a lot of the hard work has been done for you. You’re welcome. Good luck to those submitting,
Farewell fellow travellers,
Savour the journey,