Guest Blog, Picture Books, Publishing

THE AGENT SEARCH: SIX Questions for Picture Book Authors

A few weeks ago, I was asked by the organizers of the Write2Ignite Conference to write a post offering tips for seeking an agent. That post is up today. For those of you who are seeking an agent, I hope my thoughts are helpful. You can find them here. And while you are there, you might want to look into their upcoming September conference as well. It looks like a great opportunity, especially for writers with faith-themed stories, to learn more about the world of Christian children’s publishing.

As timing would have it, since penning this post, I find myself between agents, so I will be taking my own advice… at some point.

However, my first goal for the summer is to take stock of where I stand as a writer, set goals as to where I would like to be in five years, and then dedicate the summer to writing, writing, writing, with the primary joy-filling goal of building up my picture portfolio with brand new stories.

Happy Summer, all! May it be filled with the joy of seeing the world through writer’s eyes.

P.S. Remember, this journey as a writer is not to be rushed. That’s one of my core bits of advice and a good reminder for me (and maybe you, too) on this sunny spring day. And if you want to read more of my thoughts on that, read here and here.

6 thoughts on “THE AGENT SEARCH: SIX Questions for Picture Book Authors”

  1. Beautifully said, Laura.
    You do it so well 🙂
    Everyone’s journey is a bit different. One needs to know their own and continue without fear.

  2. Laura, I am sorry to hear you are between agents. It seems that the path to publishing always comes with a zig, a zag, or both at one time or another.

    Your advice is always positive and inspiring. I wish you much success in finding another agent and bringing your delightful stories to print! Can’t wait to read what comes next!

    1. Ah yes, the zigs and the zags… but when you think of it, they are really what makes the journey interesting. I’m excited for where this zig will take me. Thank you, Kim. =)

  3. This is very helpful, Laura. I’m in a frustrating place and will take your questions to heart. I received two fabulous critiques from Write2Ignite. I think a lot of them.
    Blessings and success to you as well.

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