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Agent Mary Kole Teaches “Picture Book Craft Intensive for Selling in Today’s Market” — Feb. 21, 2013 Webinar

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If you are writing and/or illustrating picture books for kids, then this updated webinar with literary agent Mary Kole is for you. This updated webinar (one of our most popular of all time!) teaches writers winning practices for composing books, explains how to pitch your work to agents/editors, and reveals where many submissions go wrong. Mary will also devote a portion of this session to answering attendees’ candid questions in a Town Hall-style format! The event happens at 1 p.m. EST, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, and lasts 90 minutes.


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  • The essential elements of books written for young child readers
  • How your kid reader thinks about picture books and what they want
  • What agents and editors look for in terms of pitch, writing, and book premise
  • The specific guidelines of this market
  • Examples of great picture books from today’s shelves
  • How to handle illustrations and how to format your submission
  • How to make your hook absolutely irresistible
  • What separates an aspiring writer from a contracted author in this field. Learn much more and sign up for the webinar here.


Mary Kole (kidlit.com, @kid_lit) is a Senior Literary Manager with Movable Type Management (movableTM.com). She’s also on the hunt for exceptional picture books, especially from accomplished author/illustrators. She has sold books to HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, Penguin, Random House, Marshall Cavendish, and Arthur A. Levin’s imprint at Scholastic, among others. Mary reads submissions for tween and teen novels all day long and will tell you exactly what works and what doesn’t when you’re approaching this exciting, creative, and fulfilling niche in publishing.

Learn much more and sign up for the webinar here.



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