Picture Book Opportunities in October!

2020, right? I’ve been working on finding silver linings, or rather, treats among all the tricks this year has brought. Here are some of my favorite October opportunities for children’s writers:

Don’t miss Brian Gehrlein’s #PBCritiqueFest raffle! There are a LOT of amazing prizes and a LOT of opportunities for additional entries. Last year I won a critique from the amazing Bridget Heos (author of Mustache Baby, Stegathesaurus, and so many other hilarious and informative titles). If you haven’t visited Brian’s blog before, hop over and check it out. It’s full of fabulous writing resources, interviews, and more!

Make sure you check out Susanna Leonard Hill’s Halloweensie writing contest too! This writing-community-saint hosts numerous contests throughout the year and, personally, I think they are the absolute best way to jump start the creative brain. Susanna also offers a Making Picture Book Magic class which is affordable, practical, and Susanna is so helpful with her feedback and encouragement.

October 29 marks the next #PBPitch party on Twitter – a chance to condense your picture book pitch down to 280 characters and put it on display for agents and editors who may be searching. There are success stories of manuscripts becomes books thanks to pitch parties. No matter what, it’s a great way to meet other writers and appreciate the uplifting nature of the #writingcommunity.

Get out there and write! ❤

Published by Nicole Loos Miller

Mama, LCSW, member of SCBWI and 12x12. Sometimes I laugh at my own jokes and I never get enough sleep. Also, I think you are great.

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