Excellent advice on all counts! I’ve been concerned that submitting a manuscript with illustrations may make this more difficult; however, one good point is that I am not the illustrator. My sister is a gifted artist who has won awards and had gallery shows. I’m hoping that both her ability and the fact that she is “not me” will be a plus. Maybe not!
Would either of you recommend getting a copyright from the library of congress or should I avoid that route?
Would you recommend contacting a larger publisher that handles hundreds of titles every year, or go for a smaller publishing company?
Mammamaia, I appreciate your offer to contact you, I may be taking you up on that soon! Just out of curiosity, what is your experience in working with children’s authors?