April 26, 2012

So You're Writing a Picture Book? Um, That Might Be a Magazine Article

In this post by Institute of Children's Literature author Christine Kohler gives us all the important details on how to tell if your work is a picture book or magazine article.  The line can be vague and authors can spin their wheels marketing a picture book that might be a fantastic (and contracted quickly!) magazine article.  But how do you know?  Kohler's article gives us specific pointers:  how many illustration possibilities?  Are the illustrations moving your manuscript forward?  Is it horizontal or vertical?  What is the word count?  After reading the post, you'll look at your manuscript with new eyes and more possibilites.   Check out the post here.  And thanks to Mentors for Rent for posting the article on Facebook.