Wednesday, April 5, 2017


Title: Herbie: A Young Seagull Soars
Genre: Fiction
Word Count: 620


Dear Agent:

Thank you for the opportunity to submit my 620-word manuscript, HERBIE: A YOUNG SEAGULL SOARS, geared for ages four through eight.

Herbie is a seagull born without part of one wing. He struggles to keep up with the flock in a harrowing storm. Ultimately, his challenge becomes an asset, and he saves his flock from hunger. His bravery leads a bully to see him in a new light. This suspenseful tale shows the power of believing in yourself and that character is independent of physical attributes. Children who feel different in some way will relate to Herbie’s struggles and his triumph.

I am an active member of SCBWI and the 12 x 12 picture book challenge. I am committed to sharing this story and engaging in marketing opportunities that can bring this tale to many readers. I have other completed manuscripts available, if you are interested.

Many thanks for your time reviewing and considering this piece.

First 50 words:

When Herbie was born, it was a magical day for his parents. They nuzzled him lovingly with their beaks. Herbie was born without part of his right wing, which reminded his parents that each baby gull is unique and special.

Herbie often worried, Will I be able to keep up with the flock when we migrate?

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