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Hi! I was going to try my hand at work-for-hire as I put my MS out to publishers. Has anyone had experience with this? I saw capstone and Northstar as options. Anyone have other leads, thoughts or tips?
 
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Hi! I was going to try my hand at work-for-hire as I put my MS out to publishers. Has anyone had experience with this? I saw capstone and Northstar as options. Anyone have other leads, thoughts or tips?
What kind of work do you mean? Are you an illustrator for children's books? A professional copy-editor? Sorry to be clueless, but I'm not sure what you're asking.

ETA: Also, it would help if you gave links to the places you mention, as there are often several companies with very similar names. If you mean this Capstone, and this North Star, I expect it's largely a matter of determining whether your existing professional publication credits are in genres/markets that match with what they're seeking. For example, Capstone publishes children's books up to Middle Grade, and North Star is looking for MG/YA. My guess is that if you have published books for younger readers with established preeses, they'd be interested; if you've only published adult horror and erotica, even if it's with really big names like Random House, they'd see you as less of a good match.
 
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What kind of work do you mean? Are you an illustrator for children's books? A professional copy-editor? Sorry to be clueless, but I'm not sure what you're asking.

ETA: Also, it would help if you gave links to the places you mention, as there are often several companies with very similar names.
You ask for a lot from lil ole me. LOL

Capstone Publishing takes subs or work for hire apps.
Northstar Editions does as well.

I'm a kidlit writer.
 

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Well, North Star has a topic in Beware (the original name is listed differently, but the imprints are the same).


Didn't look for Capstone, but you could check for it.

However, those warnings about them as a publisher. As a work-for-hire, it might be different. Depending on the terms, you might not have the same risks as with a publisher. I'd ask a lot of questions if they offer you anything.
 
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Hi! I was going to try my hand at work-for-hire as I put my MS out to publishers. Has anyone had experience with this? I saw capstone and Northstar as options. Anyone have other leads, thoughts or tips?
Yes, some friends have done this and have beautifully published books. Sometimes publishers on Twitter put out a call from time to time. Nancy I. Sanders discusses it on her blog.