Tuesday, January 20, 2015

12 Reasons to Join the 12x12

Registration for the 12 x 12 Challenge is now open for everyone. What is the 12 x 12? It's for those of us who want to write 12 picture books in 12 months! This challenge is also open to illustrators as well, so no one gets left behind!

There are three levels to the 12 x 12. Each level up has stronger rewards. The following reasons are things that are good about the 12 x 12 no matter your level.

1)  If you stick with it, on January 1, 2016 you will have at least 12 fully polished manuscripts to submit.

2)  Best. Prizes. Ever.

3)  Hundreds and hundreds of writers and illustrators rooting for YOU to be published.

4)  Resources and information easily accessible to you.

5)  Private Forums and a Facebook group

6)  Wonderful leaders who are always ready to answer your questions. Yes, our fearless leader Julie Hedlund interacts often with the members of the group!

7)  Access to products, services and events only available to 12 x 12 members.

8)  Ability to join any number of fabulous critique groups.

9)  Have your burning picture book questions answered.

10)  Being able to add the 12x12 as a plus on your submissions

11)  Motivation and inspiration from members. Plus motivation and inspiration from Julie's blog

12) Access to webinars for just a bit more! (Free with Silver or above.)

These are things you get if you just opt into the bronze version. There are so many more things you can get with the higher levels. Look at the membership options here.


You have until February 28th to join!

If you are ready, at the end of 12 months you may consider Gold Level. This gives you the access to submit to 10 agents over the year and bypass the slush pile. Don't have the money? Apply for a scholarship in 2016!

I'm Dani Duck and this is my third year as a Gold Member for the 12 x 12. Sound like something you'd hear at an AA meeting? Maybe, but it's all good things from here. Join the 12 x 12 in 2015. You will thank me later.

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