Saundra Jones @saundrasstudio1@marchsoloway Oh no 🤦♀️ I probably should’ve mentioned in my query that I have PBs upon request.
Mary Miller @Daizylublue@marchsoloway @mjwalvoord2 I can’t tell you much this ease’s an author’s mind. It’s devastating to hit send and see you’ve messed something simple up because of nerves!
Susan Burdorf @sburdorf#okscbwichat What is the worst trope for you, personally, to read?
Stephanie Williams @StephanieBoyerEnjoying the chat so far! @marchsoloway are you interested in seasonal/holiday PBs? #Okscbwichat
Hannah Tuohy @hannahlollman@marchsoloway Could you name some of your favorite classic picture books? #okscbwichat
Susan Burdorf @sburdorf#okscbwichat What is the best time to submit a new ms - when you first open to submissions or further down the timeline? Do you read everything as soon as you get it in order, or do you pick and choose by whim and fancy of the day? Do you read, or do you have an asst read 1st?
Anika A Wolf @anikaandthewolfHi Jennifer! Are you open to representing an author illustrator who does graphic novels in addition to PBs? And what are your thoughts on writing and illustrating across age categories and different formats? Thank you! 😊
Sturgell Illustration @SturgellDraws@marchsoloway When you get a submission from an author/illustrator with a book dummy, do you read the ms first or go straight to the dummy? #okscbwichat
Jennifer Burns @MsJenniferBurns@marchsoloway I've heard that agents don't consider representing previously self-published authors. Any truth to that? Obviously if the author wrote a bestseller but ignoring the outliers. #okscbwichat
Susan Burdorf @sburdorf#okscbwichat When reading manuscripts do you have a fave snack or place to go to read (do you leave the house or stay in? Coffee or tea (mine is hot cocoa no matter the time of year)? socks or slippers? Pandas or Otters? Which HP house? Are you coming to Nashville any time soon?
Hannah Tuohy @hannahlollman@marchsoloway Could you describe your editing process and how you approach revision with clients you’ve already taken on? #okscbwichat
Lisa Katzenberger @FictionCityHi Jennifer! I write picture books and chapter books. When querying, would it be helpful to mention this, or just stick to one format? #okscbwichat
Amy Hillman Writes 🌿 @ArHillman@marchsoloway @RachelRosentha5 If you are requeried with revisions, would you want the changes noted somewhere in the query/synopsis or just a mention that the ms has been revised? #okscbwichat
Sorry, I missed this question earlier. Please mention that the project has been significantly revised. I read and keep every submission, and I will know what has been revised. Great revisions excite me, especially if my notes inspired the writer to elevate the story. #okscbwichat
Megan Walvoord @mjwalvoord2@marchsoloway What are things you look for in a query letter? #okscbwichat
Doug Solter @DougSolter@litbeing @marchsoloway @NealShusterman Loved the first book in the Scythe series. Can't wait to read number two. #okscbwichat
Colleen Dougherty @ColleenDoughrty@litbeing @marchsoloway #okscbwichat How long does it typically take a picture book to hit the shelves after it has been sold? Thank you both for doing this tonight! Appreciate you taking the time!
Susan Burdorf @sburdorf#okscbwichat @marchsoloway When I finish a book I am usually knee deep in my next by the time I query and begin getting answers back. Should I mention the next book in the query even if it is not the same series, but is the same genre i.e. YA Fantasy
J.D. Silverwood @jdsilverwood@marchsoloway what typically triggers a request for revision? #okscbwichat
Valerie Lawson @litbeing@marchsoloway What are you currently reading or what book have you read recently that you absolutely loved? #okscbwichat
Megan Walvoord @mjwalvoord2@marchsoloway What are some things that make you stop reading a query letter? #okscbwichat