Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators
The premier international professional organization for writers and illustrators of children's literature since 1971. THE organization to join!
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Rx for Writers
From the latest news on children's writing to tips and support, Rx for Writers has it all!
Jan Fields' Cute 'n Cranky - an honest look at the writing life.
With her first magazine publication in the 1980s, Jan Fields now has over twenty books in print and still more in the pipeline.
Test your title with Lulu!
Want to know if you've got a killer title for your novel? Now, for the first time in literary history, you can put your title to the scientific test and find out whether it has what it takes for bestseller success.
Harold Underdown's The Purple Crayon
"I am a children's book editor, and I created this site so I could post articles and other materials about how to publish a children's book. Over the years, the site has grown and now includes articles contributed by other people, covering writing, illustrating, marketing, and editing."
Kristi Holl's Writers' First Aid
Kristi Holl is an award-winning author of 42 books for children, two nonfiction books for writers (Writer's First Aid and More Writer's First Aid), and over 150 stories and articles for children and adults, as well as conference speaker and web editor.
Katie Davis' Brain Burps Children’s author/illustrator Katie Davis has published nine books for children and appears monthly on the ABC affiliate show, Good Morning Connecticut, recommending great books for kids. She produces Brain Burps About Books, a podcast about kidlit, a blog, and monthly newsletter.
Children's author, Tara Lazar, interviews other authors on a wide variety of topics as they relate to children's writing and publishing. Periodically, she offers prizes!
Interviews, challenges, and inspiration
The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities - a great place to go when you need a few facts to boost the believability factor in your fiction (or your non-fiction!).