Here are the answers to our most frequently asked questions about The Complete Picture Book Submissions System:

What is covered in The System?

The Complete Picture Book Submissions System details what to include (and what not to include) in your query letters, advice on submitting to agents and editors, critiques of 50 real-life (anonymous) query letters, do’s and don’ts, how to format your submission – both manuscript and query letter, as well as for snail mail or email – and even what to do after you’ve received that coveted contract. You can see the full outline HERE.

I’d like to buy The System self-paced?

The Complete Picture Book Submissions System is entirely self-paced. You will go through the material as you need it and on your own time. You can start now or you can start six months from now. You will have access to The System for as long as you like. There are no live lessons and no expiration date.

How long will I have access to The System?

You will have access for as long as you like. There is no expiration date.

Is The Complete Picture Book Submissions System right for me?

The Complete Picture Book Submissions System will benefit any writer who has a submission-ready manuscript and is in the process of querying agents and editors. Whether you are sending out your first or your 150th query, you will find advice here for making your submission the best it can be. Please note that the guide focuses on the querying and submission process. If you are looking for advice on writing your picture book manuscript, Emma Walton Hamilton’s Just Write for Kids home study course in writing picture books is for you. You can find it HERE. If you are looking for help with revising and editing your manuscript, check out Editor in a Box, HERE.

What if I’m outside of the US?

The System was designed with the specifics of North American and British markets in mind. That said, while foreign markets may work differently, all writers need strong query letters with enticing hooks, compelling synopses and effective bio information. Any time you need to have a query or cover letter, The System will help you develop a strong message for any market. Whenever and wherever you need to sell yourself or your manuscript, this System will help.

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Want more information? Here’s a video hangout we hosted answering questions about picture book submissions and The System.