Getting Started as a Children's Book Illustrator
Becoming a childrens book illustrator is no easy task. No matter how talented you are, there are literally thousands of other talented illustrators out there looking for the same break you are. So how do you stand out from the crowd and be noticed?
Web sites of children's book authors
Children's Book Awards
Awards for publishers and authors of children's books.
Children's Book Publishers
Find the web site of your favorite children's book publisher
Your Odds of Getting Published
Does a beginning writer have any chance of getting their children's book in print? Laura Backes has the answer.
Calling All Aspiring CT Children's Book Writers!
The Shoreline Arts Alliance is sponsoring the fourth annual statewide Tassy Walden awards competition for children's book writers. This program is opened to all Connecticut residents.
A Crash Course in Submitting a Children´s Book Manuscript
While the submission process may feel like second nature to
experienced writers, it’s easy to forget that newcomers aren’t
aware of the specific procedures. And since everyone can benefit
from a refresher course now and then, here’s a rundown of the steps
Children’s Books: Writing Great Beginnings
When an editor opens up the envelope containing your manuscript
and begins to read, you have 10 seconds to get her attention. If
she’s not captivated by the end of the first page (or maybe the
second page if she’s having a good day), it’s not likely she’ll
Childrenís Book Publishers - How to Wow Them With a Perfect Query Letter
In a perfect world, youíd be able to pitch your manuscript to an editor
over a leisurely cup of coffee. But weíre forced to inhabit the real
world, where youíve got about 10 seconds to hook an editor before she
decides to continue reading or reach for her form rejection slip. And
more and more, this "hook" must come in the form of a query letter.
How I Became a Children's Book Author
Multi-genre author Mayra Calvani explains how she went from writing horror fiction to writing books for children, and what she gets out of the experience.
Is It Easy to Get a Childrenís Book Published?
The competition is fierce for children’s books. That is why many publishers proceed with caution. What makes a $15 children’s book sell is often having a well-known author or a captivating story, especially for young readers or early adults.
A Shifting Market
PublishersWeekly.com offers some insight into the coloring and activity book segment of children's book publishing.
How to Write a Great Children's Book
Want To Write For Kids? Author Of 55 Published Books Reveals Inside Info How To Write For Kids!
Writing Children's poems
If you've read the writings of Dr. Seuss, children's writing may seem to be a snap. However, anyone that has ever tried to write a children's poem knows that the process is much harder than it seems