Dear Michelle and Mindy,
Thank you for the opportunity to submit a sample of my picture book manuscript, LITTLE ROBOT’S FIRST DAY, written in 563 words.
CLINK X WE DON’T EAT OUR CLASSMATES: It’s Little Robot’s first day of school and his gears are whirling with excitement! He tucks in his loose wires, brushes the rust from his old casing, and tightens his too-big treads. But at school, he notices he’s not like the other robots with their shiny first day of school parts. Will Little Robot ever fit in? Or will his hand-me-down parts throw a wrench in his big day?
Recently, Matthew Winner, host of The Childrens Book Podcast, tweeted that he has not seen enough books about poverty or representing what life is like for a Title l child. As a writer from the rural Midwest, this is a reality I see on a daily basis. I hope you agree there is a need for economic diversity in picture books and the market is ripe for more stories featuring children from families with limited means who overcome obstacles with charm and creativity.
I am the author of Sophie and Little Star (Clear Fork/Spork, 2018), Extraordinary Ordinary Ella (Amicus Ink, 2020), Superheroes Don’t Babysit (Beaming Books, 2020), and the Little Nature Explorers board book series (Amicus Ink, 2020/21). A member of SCBWI and the Author’s Guild, I am very active in the Kidlit community, especially via Twitter where I enjoy over 2200 followers. I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Merchandising and am a former Daycare owner/Preschool teacher. As you can imagine, picture books are a big part of my day. Though I have been represented in the past, I am not currently represented by a literary agent.
Little Robot’s pistons pumped, his gauges jumped, and his gears spun wildly with excitement.
It was the first day of his new school and Little Robot wanted to look his best.
He tucked away his loose wiring.
He tightened his too-big treads.
Little Robot carefully brushed the rust from his casing.
Slurping down his boltmeal, he was ready to roll.
I’d love to read more! firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you, Melissa! I look forward to sending you Little Robot’s First Day.
I love the sound of this and would love to read more!
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Thanks so much! I’m looking forward to reading this!
Thanks so much, Kaitlyn! I look forward to sending it your way!
This is adorable! I would love to see more! Can you send your query and picture book manuscript in the body of the email to querylynnette (at) theseymouragency (dot) com? Please put PBParty and the title of your story in the subject line. #ExcitedToRead
Thank you for your kind words! i’m pleased to send you Little Robot’s First Day!
I agree with Matthew Winner. Please send your query plus the manuscript in the body of the email to query[at]dunhamlit[dot]com. Subject line should read PBParty20. Thank you!
Looking forward to reading it!
Thank you, Leslie. I’m happy to send it right over!
Secret Agent 1616 swooped in and would love to see your manuscript. Please send it to me (Mindyaweiss@yahoo.com) and I’ll forward it to her. She’s amazing, editorial and I’m happy dancing that you might have the chance to work with her. Congratulations!!!!
Very exciting! Thank you, Agent 1616.
I like the look of this, and I’d love to see it!
Please send to firstname.lastname@example.org, subject “PBParty Request,” with the query in the body of the email and the full manuscript attached as a Word doc or PDF.
Thank you, Charlotte! I’m delighted to send them your way.
Lots of promise! I’d love to read more. Kindly email to email@example.com with PBParty + title in the subject line. Thank you!
Lovely to hear! Thank you, Nicole. I look forward to submitting.
I absolutely love this concept! Please send to firstname.lastname@example.org subject PBParty Request, with the query in the body of the email and the full manuscript attached as a word document.
Thank you, dear Callie!
I’d be happy to read this in full! Please do send it to me at email@example.com if you’re interested in sharing, with PB Party in the subject line.
I look forward to hearing more!
This is too cute. I would love to read the whole thing. Please do submit to Sleeping Bear Press!
Ninja Editor Dragonfly would love to see your full manuscript.
I’ll e-mail you details about this wonderful PAL publisher.
Congratulations!!! I’m happy dancing for you. 😊