Thank you for sticking with me through this year’s version of alphabetical posts! While it did give me a bit of a focus for each week, rest assured that next blogging year, I will find some other way to focus my posts. I will leave the alphabet to experts like Kermit and Joey. (I just love those two!)
I do have other books and resources I want to share during this blogging year, but I also want to share them on my Flubs2Fixes editing blog, which has been sadly neglected in recent months. What I plan to do through May and possibly June is to post there and put links and a short precis here. That way, if you’re interested in the post, you can click through and read it, but there won’t be a long post on By Word of Beth.
One resource I want to mention before next Monday when I set up camp over at Flubs2Fixes is Emma Walton Hamilton and Julie Foster Hedlund‘s COMPLETE PICTURE BOOK SUBMISSION SYSTEM. They only offer this once or twice a year, and it’s currently available for purchase — but only until May 7th. I can vouch for them both as being extremely knowledgeable in the field of picture books.
Having taken their webinar “Get The Picture Book Hook” which features a small portion of this extensive resource, I can confidently predict that the full Submission System will be incredibly helpful to anyone who is in the process of submitting to agents or editors. If you write other types of children’s books, I suspect you’d find it helpful, too. You can learn more at this link: THE COMPLETE PICTURE BOOK SUBMISSION SYSTEM. Remember — the window of opportunity for this time around will be closing on May 7th. Side note: I just love their logo for this — an airplane with wings that are a book, and a propeller that’s made of a pen, a pencil, and a paintbrush.
That’s all for this week. Watch for my links to book and resource posts on Flubs2Fixes beginning next week. Now, go click on Kermit and Joey again. You know you want to.