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Mich777
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Help with Teddy G Kid Mystery Series

I wrote and self-published book one in a series full of mystery, suspense and good lessons for kids ages 8 - 13. It's called, Teddy Gyros: Kid Vampire Slayer - yes, but it's not gory or anything. Both kids and adults really like it, but I'm having a hard time taking it to the next level. What should I do to attract the attention of a good publisher? Any ideas would be much appreciated! Thank you!
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Re: Help with Teddy G Kid Mystery Series


Mich777 wrote:
I wrote and self-published book one in a series full of mystery, suspense and good lessons for kids ages 8 - 13. It's called, Teddy Gyros: Kid Vampire Slayer - yes, but it's not gory or anything. Both kids and adults really like it, but I'm having a hard time taking it to the next level. What should I do to attract the attention of a good publisher? Any ideas would be much appreciated! Thank you!
My advice would be to join Mystery Writers of America and/or an association for writers of children's books. Join your local chapter so you can meet others who are in a similar place to where you are, and see if you can find a couple of critique partners. Their input will show you any weaknesses in your characters, pacing and/or plot. Enter a couple of contests -- you may win, which is always a good thing, and judge's comments can be helpful. Post scenes at Editor Unleashed or similar sites if you are brave. Learn how to write a query and a synopsis (Google those terms for numerous sites online) and then, after you've done all that, polish the story again, from start to finish. THEN send your query to agents and, if they accept queries, to editors. GOOD LUCK!

 

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Re: Help with Teddy G Kid Mystery Series

Thank you! That was very helpful!