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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 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 – Writers on the Net – MediaFinder, a database of newsletters, magazines & catalogs – The Internet Directory of Literary Agents – Web site for aspiring nonfiction writers


Web sites of interest for juvenile market writers 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. – 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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