Subject: The best online community for picture book authors

If you are or you want to be a picture book author, this is the best online community for these folks: it's called 12x12 and you can join here. Registration closes in a couple of days so check it out now.

Why?

Because I say so! No, just kidding. I've been a 12x12 member for two years now and my writing for children went from "there's room for improvement" to "here's your medal".

What's 12x12?
  • 12x12 means that you will write 12 picture books in 12 months but there's much more to it. 
  • You are part of an incredible community of writers who support one another on a dedicated forum and Facebook group. 
  • You become part of a critique group which is one of the most effective ways to improve your writing.
  • Most importantly you will never publish crap and call it a "children's book".
If you ARE a children's book author and do not belong to 12x12, this will be the best investment in your career that you can possibly think of.

Go here now to join me at 12x12!

"What's in it for me?"

Well, you'll have to answer this question yourself, but I'll tell you what's in it for me:
  1. I received multiple awards during my time in 12x12.
  2. My books became best-sellers in multiple categories.
  3. I picked up a foreign rights agent at the children's book fair in Bologna.
  4. A Chinese publisher bought foreign rights from me.
  5. One of my critique group partners is now editing my novel for me.
So, you see, there's lots. And I'm sure there will be even more there for you (like picking up a traditional publisher!).

Join me here.

See you there, 
Alinka
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