Dear Future Picture Book Author,
Thanks to everyone who applied for my free picture book writing mentorship. After reading over one-hundred emails and fifty manuscripts, I’ve selected a mentee. I’ll be working for the next six months with Tara Luebbe of South Carolina.
Authors are constantly told—usually after a rejection—that this is a highly subjective industry and it is. (Insert eye roll.) I connected with Tara’s letter and her two sample manuscripts. That doesn’t mean other candidates weren’t just as good or qualified. It’s something I felt in my gut.
Due to my lack of backbone (and some technical glitches), I’m not sending out “rejection” emails to all who applied. I wish everyone the best and thanks for taking the time to write me. Keep writing, y’all. That’s the only secret to this industry. You just can’t stop.