In this episode, Katie interviews author and 12 x 12 founder Julie Hedlund. Julie co-created the Complete Picture Book Submissions System with NYT bestselling author Emma Walton Hamilton. With experience on both sides of the submissions desk, they know what makes a query stand out—in any genre.

Julie Hedlund is an award-winning picture book author, 21st century publishing expert, and founder of the 12 x 12 Picture Book Writing Challenge. Since 2012, 12 x 12 has encouraged thousands of picture book writers to get their stories out of their heads and onto the page. Julie is a frequent speaker at writing retreats and conferences. Her picture book credits include My Love For You is the Sun, A Troop is a Group of Monkeys, and Over, Bear! Under Where? She is also one of Katie’s fellow co-founders of Picture Book Summit, a yearly online conference for picture book writers from around the world.

Listen in as Julie shares her top three submission tips and watch your submissions from so-so to so good!

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