|How about a publishing contract instead?|
Saturday, July 6, 2013
The head of the Georgia/ Alabama region responded with an email to welcome me to the area. There is a conference in October that I hope to attend. My next step will be emailing the illustration coordinator and meeting others who love illustrating.
My promo card is on its way to scholastic. This is a pipe dream. I get that. How often does the opportunity arise to submit to a company of this stature with out an agent? Well, close to zero. I have checked out books from the division and researched their brand to make sure it is similar to mine. I don't want to waste anyone's time...least of all, mine.
I research every agent and publisher before I submit. I would hate to receive good news from an incompatible source. If I want my work out there, they need to compliment my style as much as I compliment theirs. I guess that is why I don't mind the rejections that I receive. If an agent doesn't have passion for my work, how will we both benefit from their work?