Posted by: nancyisanders | October 6, 2014

Writing Opportunity: Submission Guidelines

Let’s take a final peek at Kaeden Books’ Submission Guidelines.

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Kaeden Books is an educational publisher who provides books that teach students how to read. If you don’t know what that means or haven’t explored these types of manuscripts much before, there are 2 very helpful books that can get you on the right page.

Mogilner’s Children’s Writer’s Word Book

My own Yes! You Can Learn How to Write Beginning Readers and Chapter Books

Study the pages in both books for grades Kindergarten through Second Grade. Each word in your manuscript and each sentence in your manuscript needs to fit these requirements.

This isn’t hard to do, it just take careful thought.

And don’t stress about this too much if this is brand new to you. We’ll talk about this in an upcoming post.

PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT
In this section, they tell you want they don’t want. They mean this. Really. So if you have a manuscript you’re just dying to send to them but it falls under what they listed here, be patient. Wait until you land your first contract with them following their guidelines to submit what they need. Then wait until you sign your second and even perhaps your third contract with them. And THEN at that point if you feel your manuscript that you already wrote would be the perfect fit for them, talk with your editor about it. Who knows? You might be right! But now your editor knows you and will be open to listening to you about it.

The rest of the submission guidelines is about submitting illustrations. (Let me know if you have a question about this.) And then the procedure to submit your manuscript. We’ll go over that in an upcoming post when we’re at that point.

Okay. That’s it! Do you have any questions about the submission guidelines?

We’ll move on to our next step for submitting to Kaeden Books in an upcoming post.

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