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How might I, an eighth grader, find publishers willing to work with someone my age?

How might I, an eighth grader, find publishers willing to work with someone my age? Topic: How to write a legally binding contract
June 20, 2019 / By Marsha
Question: If any of you know, how do you think I might find publishers willing to publish the work of an eighth-grader? Any sort of help is much appreciated! :D Note-- I don't have a work ready for publication, for I do not want to waste time writing until there are better opprotunities for publication.
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Lagina Lagina | 6 days ago
i don't think you can legally enter into a binding contract at your age. you'd have to have your parents represent you. a publisher may be interested in your writing but you need a representative. most writers *do* spend their time writing and then wait for the right publisher to pick up their work. they spend their lives writing because it's their passion and calling in life. to not want to "waste" your time until there are better opportunities is not a true writer's logic IMO. besides a publisher will want to read what you have, not work off an idea so much... good luck!
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Lagina Originally Answered: How might I, an eighth grader, find publishers willing to work with someone my age?
i don't think you can legally enter into a binding contract at your age. you'd have to have your parents represent you. a publisher may be interested in your writing but you need a representative. most writers *do* spend their time writing and then wait for the right publisher to pick up their work. they spend their lives writing because it's their passion and calling in life. to not want to "waste" your time until there are better opportunities is not a true writer's logic IMO. besides a publisher will want to read what you have, not work off an idea so much... good luck!
Lagina Originally Answered: How might I, an eighth grader, find publishers willing to work with someone my age?
Im a freshman and I know exactly what you mean! My art teacher who is pretty young sent a portion of the book she wrote to 30 different publicators. Like Scholastic, Paperhouse, HarperCollins, ect. And within 3 weeks she got responses from over 10 of the publishers. 3 out of the 10 were willing to publish her story the other 7 had denied. So, she went for the best price and her book is almost in print. I believe it will be in December, yet I'm not sure what her book will be called. Titles are usually the last things decided. Best Wishes!

Jeni Jeni
Im a freshman and I know exactly what you mean! My art teacher who is pretty young sent a portion of the book she wrote to 30 different publicators. Like Scholastic, Paperhouse, HarperCollins, ect. And within 3 weeks she got responses from over 10 of the publishers. 3 out of the 10 were willing to publish her story the other 7 had denied. So, she went for the best price and her book is almost in print. I believe it will be in December, yet I'm not sure what her book will be called. Titles are usually the last things decided. Best Wishes!
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Ferne Ferne
I'd advise you to not tell them your age until they express an interest in your work. And make sure you get a good deal if they buy it.
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Ferne Originally Answered: Why my fourth grader daughter does so poorly on her test?
She probably has test anxiety, i have that. I do perfectly on my homework but i fail all my tests because of my test anxiety talk to her and ask her how her body/brain feels when she taking a test ask her if she feels dizzy or fidgety etc.

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