HOW TO WRITE AND GET A CHILDREN'S BOOK PUBLISHED
Over the last several years, I have taught many workshops on “How to Write and Get a Children’s Book Published” as well as several other topics related to publishing http://www.junecotner.com/jcevents.html. I’m happy to entertain queries from major writer’s conference organizers to do a workshop on any topic relating to writing, publishing, and marketing books.
For this month’s publishing tip, I have compiled a list of web sites and books that are excellent resources for all writers and a second list for children’s book writers.
I would appreciate knowing about any other resources or web sites that you have found to be helpful.
Web sites of interest for all writers
www.writers.com – Writers on the Net
www.mediafinder.com – MediaFinder, a database of newsletters, magazines & catalogs
www.writers.net/agents.html – The Internet Directory of Literary Agents
– Web site for aspiring nonfiction writers
Web sites of interest for juvenile market writers
www.scbwi.org – Society of Children’s Book Writer’s and Illustrators, 8271 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048, 323-782-1010. Any writer who is seriously interested in getting a children’s book published should belong to this organization and attend local chapter meetings.
www.write4kids.com – Contains articles and tips on writing children’s books.
Recommended reading for juvenile market writers
2010 Children’s Writer’s & Illustrator’s Market by Alice Pope – lists children’s literary agents, too!
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Publishing Children’s Books by Harold D. Underdown
Writing Children's Books for Dummies by Lisa Rojany Buccieri and Peter Economy
You Can Write Children’s Books by Tracey E. Dils
How to Write a Children’s Book and Get It Published by Barbara Seuling
The Business of Writing for Children by Aaron Shephard
The Way to Write for Children by Joan Aiken
Writing for Children and Teenagers by Lee Wyndham
How to Write and Illustrate Children’s Books and Get Them Published by Treld P. Bicknell
How to Write a Book Proposal by Michael Larsen
The Writer's Guide to Crafting Stories for Children by Nancy Lamb
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