Monday, January 19, 2009

Call For Submissions

Hi everybody. Hope all of you are ready to write, rewrite or edit.

I've been to Pelican Publishing.

They have a call for submissions on their web page. They want you to send a query letter, but will usually respond within a month as to whether or not they want you to send them your manuscript. I don't think a month is too long to wait for an answer.

It is a very informative sight. They have their catalogs listed so you can visit and see what type of books they publish.

If you think you have something they might consider, send in your query.

Now, come on, what have you got to lose?

You can't get published if you don't submit.

I have a few ideas. I have a picture book where my story happens in Jackson County, WV. I thought with a little editing it could very well be set in the Louisiana area of the country. They state on their sight that they like regional themes.

So go ahead and check it out. We are here to help each other, so I thought I'd pass along the information.

Read their author guidelines, it is very informative and helpful, and necessary if you are to do it right.

Do you have any information you can share with me and my lurkers?
(Soon to be commenters, I hope.)

Good Luck


  1. Hi Janet,
    I've resolved to write more too, and I've been a good girl about it!

    So far I've got three children's books ready to ship out. One is even inside her manilla envelope on the kitchen table waiting for a few stamps.

    I've made a time every day for writing. My alarm goes off at 4:00, and I do morning prayers. Then I write until I realize it's almost time for the bus! I throw myself frantically together and run out the door. It's amazing how much more organized my writing has become!

    Thanks for putting together this new writing blog.


  2. Janet I love the tone of your blog. So helpful and inviting. Thanks for the Pelican Publishing info. I will look into it.


  3. I just read your two posts. The tips for shaping out a character are nice. The information about Pelican is useful Thanks for sharing the same.

    Naval Langa


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