Faves

Here you’ll find a comprehensive list of links to my favorite resources. These are the sites or things I use to further my own writing career. Check them out!

To make it to this list, I must personally use the resource often!

Writing (basic/mechanics)

Writing (advanced/theory)

Research children’s books

  • Renaissance Learning – for word counts and book levels
  • Amazon.com – for first pages of many novels
  • Google Book Search – for a great inside look of many books

Buy children’s books (cheap, cheap, cheap!)

Research children’s book publishers

  • CBC
  • CWIM (Children’s Writer’s and Illustrator’s Market) – also contains info on agents and contests
  • SCBWI publications
  • Reputable publisher websites
  • Publisher’s Weekly Children’s Bookshelf Newsletter (PW – fabulous and free newsletter!)
  • Publisher’s Lunch (PL – not always children’s stuff but still great coverage of recent children’s book deal information)
  • Jacketflap.com (a searchable database of children’s books and more)

Research children’s book editors

  • read post, [monster list of children’s book editor interviews, blogs, and more->monster list of children’s book editor interviews, blogs, and more]
  • SCBWI publications
  • Google
  • Google Book Search – search the editor’s name
  • Robin Friedman (a great collection of detailed editor interviews)
  • Scholastic Editor articles editors discuss books they’ve edited


Research children’s literary agents

  • CWIM (Children’s Writer’s and Illustrator’s Market)
  • SCBWI publications
  • Google
  • AgentQuery (online)
  • Preditors and Editors
  • Mediabistro (online) for a few agent and editor interviews

Meet other children’s writers

Keep up with children’s book market news

  • Publisher’s Weekly Children’s Bookshelf Newsletter (PW – fabulous and free newsletter!)
  • Publisher’s Lunch (PL – not always children’s stuff but still great coverage of recent children’s book deal information)
  • Author Anastasia Suen’s blog Create-Relate
  • Author Cynthia Leitich Smith’s blog Cynsations

Self-publishing resources (read post, [should I self-publish my children’s book?)->should I self-publish my children’s book?]

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