No more excuses. If you have a great children’s picture book story, give it a quick polish and send it into the ABC’s Fifth Annual Competition!
Here’s how it works: You send your manuscript of 1,000 words or less that will appeal to ages 2 thru 8 years. The brilliant folks over at ABC Books will take a look to see if your story has potential. If they judge your story to be a winning possibility, they slap it onto their website, choose an illustrator to draw a scene, then ask viewers/readers to vote on your story. If you win the most votes, they publish 1,000 copies of your book!
Ah, but here’s the rub. If you don’t win, your story has been published. And maybe you had a simply splendiferous story that you didn’t do such a good job marketing. Sort of like the hard, cruel world of publishing. So, if you’re not the self-promoting type, this contest may not be for you.
On the other hand, if you’re not the self-promoting type, you may never get a book published. Period.
(Check it out anyway here. And please let me know if your story makes it. I’d love to vote for you!)