Writing Picture Books for Children Today: What Editors Expect From Authors of Illustrated Books | Suite101.comIn the past, children's picture books were often more than 1,000 words long. If that many words were needed to tell the story, fine. But today, even 1,000 words can be problematic in this poetry-like genre. The Shorter the Better, Editors Say About Picture Book Manuscripts A few years ago, a writer in the know said, "Editors start to smile when the word count drops below 800."
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