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Who Should Publish Your Story?
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Imagine that you have just completed your first children’s story. You’ve spent months, or perhaps even years, to make sure you’ve polished every detail. You’ve revised it until you’re practically cross-eyed from looking at it. What’s the next step? How do you know where to send your manuscript?
•Investigate the publishers thoroughly: Suppose you’re understandably excited about finding a publisher who says they will publish your story for free. Be careful because even though the publishing services may be free, they could have other charges that are not stated. For example you may be charged exorbitant fees for shipping. Or the price you pay for your books could be variable, depending on the promotion of the week.
•Check the company with the Better Business Bureau: One step that may be overlooked is checking with the BBB to see if the company is reputable. Do they have complaints? What are the complaints? Have they been resolved? If you see that the company has many complaints, it should be a red flag for you to look elsewhere.
•Read the guidelines carefully: Let’s say that you’ve been researching and you found a company that looks perfect for your project. But then you notice they don’t accept unsolicited manuscripts. Or they don’t accept children’s stories. They may not accept stories with your particular subject. For example, if the company only accepts stories about Science, you wouldn’t want to submit one about combating bullying. Also, pay attention to the word count that they want so you’re within those limits.
I hope these hints will help you find the perfect home for your exceptional children’s story.


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More Blogs by Deanie Humphrys-Dunne
• Deb Hockenberry Reviews Tails of Sweetbrier! - Saturday, August 24, 2013
• Inteview with Award Winnng Author, Carla Burke - Wednesday, June 12, 2013
• Important Hints on Writing an Outstanding Query Letter - Sunday, April 28, 2013
• What is theme? Do you Need Ideas? - Monday, March 04, 2013
• Looking for the Key to Success? Here it is! - Friday, March 01, 2013
• Writing for Children? Will Someone Steal your Work? - Saturday, December 29, 2012
• Writing for Children? Adding Conflict - Monday, November 19, 2012
• Writing for Children? Be Sure your Character Grows - Monday, October 15, 2012
• Another Amazing Olympian, Hiroshi Hoketsu - Tuesday, July 31, 2012
• Interesting Happening from the Olympics - Monday, July 30, 2012
• Kieran Behan, A Winner Against All Odds - Sunday, July 29, 2012
• The Opening Ceremony - Saturday, July 28, 2012
• Go USA Olympians! - Friday, July 27, 2012
•  Who Should Publish Your Story? - Thursday, July 26, 2012  
• Five Important Truths About Rejection and Your Children’s Book - Wednesday, July 25, 2012
• A Look at the Inspiring life of Children's Author, Carla Burke - Tuesday, July 24, 2012
• Making your Characters Memorable - Monday, July 23, 2012
• Bored with Writing? What to do Next - Sunday, July 22, 2012
• We're bored, now what? - Saturday, July 21, 2012
• Where do you Find Ideas for Your Children's Stories ? - Friday, July 20, 2012
• Beginners Guide to Creating the Pefect Children's Story - Thursday, July 19, 2012
• What is conflict and why is it Important to your Story? - Wednesday, July 18, 2012
• Have you Ever Heard of Easton, CT? - Tuesday, July 17, 2012
• Conquering "Pikes Peak" - Monday, July 16, 2012
• Keys to Success in your Children's Story - Sunday, July 15, 2012
• Why Setting Goals is Important - Saturday, July 14, 2012
• Reaching Beyond Your Goals Through Therapeutic Riding - Friday, July 13, 2012
• Top Three Reasons why you Should Persevere - Thursday, July 12, 2012
• Random Things About Me - Wednesday, July 11, 2012
• Cody Jackson, Pint Sized Patriot - Tuesday, July 10, 2012
• A Shout Out to my Readers! - Monday, July 09, 2012
• Themes and Morals, What's the Difference? - Sunday, July 08, 2012
• What Should you Write About? - Saturday, July 07, 2012
• Overcoming Writer's Fright - Friday, July 06, 2012
• It's P. T. Barnum's Birthday-Let's celebrate! - Thursday, July 05, 2012
• Happy Birthday, USA - Tuesday, July 03, 2012
• Consistency-Why is it Important for Your Childrens' Story? - Friday, June 29, 2012
• Creating Memorable Characters for your Children’s Stories - Wednesday, June 13, 2012
• When your Ending Meets the Beginning of your Children's Stroy - Tuesday, February 07, 2012
• Why is Dialogue Important to your Children's Story? - Saturday, January 07, 2012
• Do you Remember the First Story you Published? - Saturday, August 27, 2011
• How was Tails of Sweetbrier Created? - Saturday, August 27, 2011


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