Make This the Year You Publish Your First Book!

Learn what it takes to land a publishing contract and get everything you need to look like a pro with the Writer On-Submission Toolkit.

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Writer On-Submission Toolkit

Make This the Year You Publish Your First Book!

Learn what it takes to land a publishing contract and get everything you need to look like a pro with the Writer On-Submission Toolkit.

Journey to Kidlit Writer On-Submission Toolkit

It's Time to Publish Your First Kid's Book!

Imagine if you could know everything there is about publishing a children's book with a traditional publisher. You'd be able to...

  • Sell your book to a publisher instead of hoping to "one day" see it in print.
  • Hold a copy of your book in real-life instead of just wishing it would happen.
  • See your book sold at Barnes & Noble instead of just wandering the aisles thinking "what if".
  • Visit schools to read to classrooms of children as a published author instead of just to drop off birthday treats.
  • Update your Twitter status to PUBLISHED children's book author instead of leaving it say "aspiring."

You can do that and more with the Writer On-Submission Toolkit!

"I love the toolkit and couldn't wait to start submitting right away!"

- Jenny Harp -

Journey to Kidlit Writer On-Submission Toolkit

A Resource for Every Step of the Process to Help You Publish Your First Book!

For just $54, you can learn everything there is to know about how to get your book traditionally published.

Your Toolkit includes:

  • Pitch Writing 101 to help you write a story pitch that piques an editor's interest.
  • A Guide to Query Letters so you know what exactly to send with your pitch and how to edit it for each submission.
  • Questions to Ask with Your Offer so you make sure the agent or publisher is a good fit for you.
  • The Keys to Traditional Publishing to help you decide which publishing house or agency is right for you.
  • List of 100+ Publishers you can submit to right away in order to get your first contract!
The Writer On-Submission Toolkit - How to get a Traditional Publishing Contract

Hey there! I'm Brooke Van Sickle

Award-Winning Picture Book Author who wants to help you get published, too!

When I first started set out to publish a children's book, I quickly learned that there's a wrong way and a right way to submit to agents and publishers.

If you make a simple mistake, it can be the difference between someone reading your submission and hitting delete. (It took me over 30 rejection letters to figure that out. Ouch!)

I don't want you to have to struggle like I did. Which is why I created the Writer On-Submission Toolkit -- your complete guide to landing a traditional publishing contract.

Mom's Choice Award Brooke Van Sickle
Moonbeam Award Winner Brooke Van Sickle
SCBWI Member Brooke Van Sickle
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National Indie Excellence Award Journey to Kidlit Self Publishing Masterclass
Brooke Van Sickle Founder at Journey to KidLit

Hey there! I'm Brooke Van Sickle

Award-Winning Picture Book Author who wants to help you get published, too!

When I first started set out to publish a children's book, I quickly learned that there's a wrong way and a right way to submit to agents and publishers.

If you make a simple mistake, it can be the difference between someone reading your submission and hitting delete. (It took me over 30 rejection letters to figure that out. Ouch!)

I don't want you to have to struggle like I did. Which is why I created the Writer On-Submission Toolkit -- your complete guide to landing a traditional publishing contract.

"I'm really enjoying all the content so far. It's been very helpful in my quest to get my first picture book manuscript to the right literary agents."

- Christina Anton -

Journey to Kidlit Writer On-Submission Toolkit

Publishing is easy as...

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Prep Your Pitch

Publishing's competitive, which means your story needs to stand out! Get the tips to find a hook that grabs the reader's attention.

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Find Your People

It's one thing to know HOW to pitch, but it's another to know WHERE. Get names & emails you can send to right away!

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Say 'Yes' to Published

The goal is to get an offer for publication, but do you know what to do when it comes? Get all the questions you need to ask!

Buy Your Toolkit Now!

"So grateful for these tips! I cannot wait to utilize them tomorrow. Thank you so much!"

- Shea P. -

Journey to Kidlit Writer On-Submission Toolkit

Frequently Asked Questions:

What's included in the Toolkit?

The Writer On-Submission Toolkit breaks down the complete submission process from understanding the industry to accepting an offer. Along with the lessons, you'll also receive a resource/worksheet you can use right away to build your own submission.

What parts of the publishing process does it cover?

With the Writer On-Submission Toolkit, you'll understand:

  • Who to send your story to and how to find their contact information.
  • What's the best hook for your story and how to write a query letter that intrigues the reader.
  • How to make a connection with a potential agent or editor and unique ways to find submission opportunities.
  • What the traditional process looks like and how that applies to you and your story.
  • What to do while you're waiting to hear back, how to decode your rejection letters, and what to do when you get an offer for publication.

Can I get a physical copy?

At this time, the Writer On-Submission Toolkit is only available in digital PDF format. You can print the entire collection of pages and have it bound or keep it in a 3-ring binder, or you can print individual pages as you need.

How soon after purchasing will I receive my product?

The Writer On-Submission Toolkit will be delivered digitally, via the email address you provide at checkout. It should arrive within 5-10 minutes of your purchase.  

How do I know whether the Writer On-Submission Toolkit is right for me?

The kit is perfect for any writer who's feeling frazzled, overwhelmed, or confused by the children's book publishing process. It will help you understand the complete process in an easy-to-understand format to help you finally land your first contract with a publisher!

What if I'm not quite ready or am unsure how I want to publish my book?

That's okay! The Toolkit will actually help you know when you're ready to submit so you don't have to worry about sending a story that will get instantly rejected.

And if you aren't sure what publishing path is for you, the Toolkit helps you learn some alternative methods that might be a better fit if you decide you'd like to look outside of traditional publishers.  

How does the Toolkit work exactly?

The Writer On-Submission Toolkit is broken into 4 phases so you can focus on each section at a time, starting with understanding the industry.

With each phase, you'll receive a brief explanation and instructions for how to get started, plus the worksheets you need to use right away. This way you always know what to focus on and can relieve yourself of any confusion as you set up your submission!

What's the investment?

The Writer On-Submission Toolkit is designed to save you months of time and heartbreak submitting to the wrong people for your book. (The average rule of thumb is 5-10yrs before you receive a contract and the Toolkit aims to make that happen faster.)

You'll get the complete step-by-step guide to the traditional publishing process, plus all the resources to prep your submission like a pro for a one-time payment of just $54!  

Writer On-Submission Toolkit

Let's Get Your Book Published!

Learn what it takes to publish your children's book for just $54. Simply click the button below to get your digital copy.