Children's Book Publishers
Before the Publisher
To ensure your manuscript has the best chance of being accepted you’ll need to check off the following:
- Have you thoroughly checked your manuscript for any spelling, punctuation or grammar errors?
- Will your story hook the reader straight away?
- Are the characters and language suitable for your intended market?
- Does each word earn its place?
- Have you formatted your manuscript in line with publishers guidelines?
Unless you can tick off ALL these BEFORE you proceed to a publisher, then you might want to take a look at the other services the Creative Kids Tales offer.
Manuscript Assessment Service
- Have you written a manuscript you feel is ‘the one’?
- Have you been over it again and again and you’re not sure what to do next?
For your work to stand alongside others seeking a publishing contract, it needs to have any weaknesses ironed out. In a saturated market, it must be strong among the competition, your voice clear and unique.
Distractions from your plot line need to be cut. Dialogue needs to flow, and every word needs to earn its place. Editing is hard, but it is crucial to ensure success. Removing that piece of text you thought was your strongest or cutting characters from your story if they don’t help to move it along, can be emotionally challenging.
Author Personal Training
Just because someone likes to run, doesn’t mean they can enter a marathon. To ensure they are capable of getting across the line, marathon entrants train long and hard. Competition in the writing industry is fierce. To stand the best chance of getting over that finish line, you need to train too.
Though you may have devoted time to learning about the craft, it’s likely there are still gaps in your knowledge. These are hard to identify on your own. Why not consider personal training with those who have the knowledge and experience to guide you? Our training will help you flex your creative muscles and build skills to ensure you grow as a writer. We’ll address your many questions and even those you didn’t know you had.
Being accepted for publication depends on many factors, including the quality of your work. This is where we can help you.
What we can do is upskill you so you can produce work that is truly worthy of presenting for publication. With writing that proves you have what it takes. Something that genuinely puts you ahead of the pack.
Be warned that this program is not for the faint-hearted. It’s designed to assist those who seek publication. As we coach you to improve your writing we will hold no punches.
CKT's Publisher listing
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