Negotiation No Go

A couple months ago I got that magical email that said “we’d like to publish your story.” And before you get too excited, that’s where the magic ended. I received a contract via email and I began the painful process of looking up how to negotiate a book contract solo. Folks this is why agents…

A Note On Perseverance

If you’ve been rejected by a person, a job, a college, or anything else you’d set your heart on having, you understand what it means to be a writer. Dealing with rejection is normal on multiple levels and in different ways. You can be rejected by the reader at any point. Whether it’s the first…

5 Publishers of Kid Lit, No Agent Required

I have a few small stories I’ve been attempting to sell through the magazine market. Let’s be real though kid lit magazines are few and far between. Once you’ve checked word counts against what you’ve written the pickings get even slimmer. So next thought was to go through an agent but unless you’re an author/illustrator most agents…