Muddle-headed Kay (mhw) wrote,
Muddle-headed Kay
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What I'd really like to do this year...

Some of you may remember that a few years back I wrote a very short children's story (that's a very short story, 1400 words or so, not a story for very short children). People who read it liked it. Some of them liked it a lot and called me a "sick, sick man" *bows* :)

So it's more than about time that it got published. Way overdue. Children around the world are going to bed zombieless because of my lazy habits.

What it needs is what all good kids' books need: illustration. Did I mention the zombies? Oh yes, good. I know (suspect?) that publishers generally want to choose their own artists, but surely being able to give them an idea of what I think might do well would help? Or not?

Now I'd do this myself if my artistic abilities extended further than producing drawings which people look at and murmur "A person? An epileptic cow backstroking through gravy? Impressions of Pompeii, August 79AD? Go on, you tell me, dear!" It won't go. I want to entertain the littles, not condemn then to twenty years on the couch of Dr Freud.

Suggestions/volunteers? Also, any hints about how to get a kids' book accepted if you're Absolutely Unknown would be useful. I've done what I can do, but just don't know how to take it further
Tags: brains, zombies
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