In time, I plan to fill this page with links to sources I consider valuable. Here are just a few to get started:
SCBWI — National Organization
Publisher’s Marketplace — direct link to the goings-on in publishing
Publisher’s Lunch — Newsletter
Writing and Illustrating — hosted by Kathy Temean. This very popular blog is filled with invaluable information and resources offered by Kathy, one of the most intelligent, knowledgeable people involved in the KidLit world. She served as a groundbreaking Regional Advisor for the New Jersey Chapter of the SCBWI and is filled with a wealth of information as big as her heart. One of many features appreciated by writers is Free Fall Friday for which Kathy enlists industry professionals to offer complimentary “first page” critiques!
Susanna Leonard Hill — I was first introduced to this AMAZING blog through my friend, Lauri Meyers, and have been grateful ever since! Susanna Leonard Hill is a humorous, gifted children’s book author whose generous spirit comes through on every page and in every post on her blog. She has built an online home filled with craft, contests, writing tips and more, having created an extremely supportive online community.
Writing for Kids (While Raising Them) is one of the most popular (well-deserved description) sites for KidLit writers and illustrators. Tara Lazar is an accomplished and inspiring writer of KidLit and the founder of StoryStorm (previously Picture Book Idea Month, a.k.a. PiBoIdMo.
Rachelle Burke’s RESOURCES for CHILDREN’S WRITERS has a windfall of useful information for anyone writing for KidLit.
Let’s Get Busy Podcasts with host Matthew Winner – if you love KidLit and want to know more about the authors, illustrators and other heavy hitters throughout the KidLit community, you are sure to enjoy these amazing podcasts!
A Publicist’s Guide to Writing Basics A helpful resource with tips from experts on the proper writing of a press release. Many links for additional resources are also on this page (which was recommended by Peyton C., a young blog-follower who loves to research and write).
(I’ll add more when I come across them…)