Friday, September 01, 2006
I'll always be embarrassed about the time I approached a children's book editor in a ladies' room to ask if she'd heard anything in-house about a manuscript I'd sent to one of her colleagues. I knew I was crossing a line but desperation made the words come hurtling out of my mouth. Publisher's Weekly recently interviewed editors about the strangest place they've been pitched a book -- it's a cautionary tale for writer wannabes that's definitely worth a read. (Thankfully, they didn't include Cheryl Klein of Scholastic in their list of editors ...) Source: Ken Sheldon, a member of the NESCBWI listserv.