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I've written a child aimed story...and I don't know how to get it out there?

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HoveringKestrel · 11/05/2013 00:42

I have written two now, and they're more poems than anything (they rhyme) that tell a story,, but they're about animals and friendship and have a lesson in them (not a preachy lesson, just gentle...its nice to have friends kind of things).

Would anybody be interested in reading it? I would love to have illustrations with it but I work full time and just don;t have the time to be that creative.

But honestly this is what I love to do. Write. So how do I get it out there?

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NeoMaxiZoomDweebie · 11/05/2013 00:48

I'd be happy to read it...this is a good place to start with regards to getting it out there as you'll get some honest feedback. I'm in the "trade" and wouldn't mind helping you out as I will do anything to avoid current task because I'm nice. Smile

HoveringKestrel · 11/05/2013 00:55

that would be excellent. I've inboxed you :)

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NeoMaxiZoomDweebie · 11/05/2013 01:04

I've sent a reply Kestrel. Smile

Periwinkle007 · 11/05/2013 19:56

I am no expert but I love kids books etc so happy to read something if you want me to.

Theselittlelightsofmine · 11/05/2013 20:14

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schmalex · 06/06/2013 06:38

Hi Kestrel. You don't need to illustrate it. A publisher will take on a picture book text and find an illustrator. I have a picture book coming out next year and I can't draw to save my life (luckily my illustrator can).

There are quite specific ways you need to format a manuscript so I would recommend taking a class or reading around the subject.

I'd really recommend this book for learning the craft of writing picture books:
www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/1582975566?tag=mumsnet&ascsubtag=mnforum-21

Or join the Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI) for lots of support and industry contacts.

Or PM me if you'd like me to have a read!

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