Until I manage to get an agent, I'm continuing to submit picture books to any publishers open to unsolicited manuscripts. Since I have quite a few out on submission already at all the major picture book publishers, I started investigating some small ones.
I came across the following sentence on the Submissions Guidelines page of Dragonfly Publishing:
ARE THEY SERIOUS?!?
Hello?? Last time I checked, a novel was, by definition, um... fiction. Nothing else. You can be sure I won't be submitting anything to that publisher.
Before I submit, I always check Absolute Write or Writer Beware, to be sure the publisher isn't a scam. What kind of research do YOU do?