Kiddie Query

It takes a lot of courage to say your manuscript is finally finished and ready to be sent to agents and publishing companies. Some of the profferings are good and some are terrible. And some are the cutest thing ever…

This ten-year-old sent in the first of thirteen chapters of their novel with a letter. In the letter it asked that the company edit the pages and create a cover (which was specifically detailed as to what it should look like), before sending it back to the author. After the company has made the required changes and cover, the author will let us know if the adjustments are approved of and thus allowed to publish the novel.

A friend said that she’d never have the nerve to do something like that when she was younger, but I thought that a lot of young people are getting published in the past few years and this person probably thought they should try to get published too. I think there is even a publishing company that only publishes the work of children.

I thought this young author was ingenious, really, and I’m all the more tempted to finish up one of my works-in-progress and send it out into the world myself!

As a child would you have been brave enough to send a story you wrote to a publishing company?


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Author: JaimeKristal

JaimeKristal is a freelance editor and writer. She started her book review blog "Tales of a Booklover" for the enjoyment of sharing her love of reading.

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