I want to give you a heads up today that in a week or so, we’ll be racing to the finish line and learning the pace it takes to write a nonfiction picture book in just one week.
“Are you crazy?” you might ask.
Well…maybe so…but then again, maybe not. Let’s just say I’m being realistic. If you want to earn income as a published writer and you want to write nonfiction picture books, sometimes you need to know how to write a nonfiction picture book in just one week.
For example, there is a nonfiction picture book publisher that I heard speak in a Webinar I watched this past year. This publisher said they are publishing 1000 nonfiction picture books this year.
1000 nonfiction picture books.
That’s a lot of picture books and they’ll need a lot of authors to do that.
So after thinking about that, I decided I’d like to land a potential contract to write nonfiction picture books for this publisher.
I went to their website and found their submission guidelines. Basically, they wanted to see samples of my published books as well as my resume. So I sent those in.
I heard from the publisher this past week by e-mail saying that they received my package of samples.
So I e-mailed back and asked them a question.
How fast do they expect their writers to write a nonfiction picture book?
The editor was kind enough to respond and explain their process. Since many of their books are written in series, they assign the first book in a series with a deadline of one month. During that month, the editor gives feedback and guidance to the author.
Then after that, the rest of the nonfiction picture books in that series are due a week apart from each other. The entire series is usually given 3 months max for the whole series to be written.
So yes, if you want to earn income writing nonfiction picture books, some publishers expect a one-week deadline from their authors.
I wanted to share this with you so that you know why I’m going to show you how to write one of these puppies in just one week.
And to make it even more fun, I’m going to join right in on the adventure. I’m going to write about a topic I’ve not written about before, to make the challenge even more exciting!
I can hardly wait! I hope you’ll join in on the fun.