- Do you have a picture book in you?
Erica Verrillo has put together a list of 24 publishers accepting picture books without an agent. Check it out.
- Picture books aren’t going anywhere.
Except perhaps across borders. A trade publishing house Amazon Publishing has created a new children’s book imprint Amazon Crossing Kids that will focus on children’s picture books in translation.
- Are you–an adult–into picture books?
You aren’t alone. “Why have we come to a place where picture books are relegated to the landscape only of the very young? It was not always thus.”
Go write one, or read one, enjoy!
Image: Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Claude Renoir, c. 1904. Oil on canvas, Overall: 21 5/8 x 18 1/4 in. (55 x 46.3 cm). BF935. Public Domain.
“If fresh, imaginative writing and brilliantly animated pictures, all wonderfully syncopated, are the essence of an original picture book, then Mrs. Lovewright and Purrless Her Cat is indeed a dazzling example. With its dry, wry good humor and sympathetic understanding of human — and animal — misbehavior, the book fairly jumps from your hands for the wonder of it.”
— Maurice Sendak
A picture book, yes. But a children’s book? Age range: 4-8 years?