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LINKS: Children's Writing Resources
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Children's Literature Programs
- Aaron Shepard's Kidwriter Page
- Articles and resources for writers of children's books. See http://www.aaronshep.com/kidwriter/articles.html for a variety of articles.
- Agents: A Primer, by Harold Underdown
- Tips on finding an agent for children's literature.
- ALA Awards
- Awards for children's literature (including Newbery, Caldecott, etc.)
- Bethany Roberts' Writing for Children Workshop
- Writer quotes, tips, FAQs, resources, book recommendations, and a directory of children's authors and illustrators.
- Canadian Society of Children's Authors, Illustrators, and Performers
- Children Come First
- News, articles, book reviews covering the world of children's literature.
- Children's Books Center
- A wealth of information on children's books, research sources (such as fairy dictionaries), illustration, and where to find children's literature.
- Children's Book Council (CBC)
- Information on writing children's books, submission guidelines, tips for writers and illustrators, and links to authors' and illustrators' home pages.
- Children's Book Editors
- Direct links to the children's editors at various publishing houses.
- Children's F&SF Writers
- For writers of middle grade and young adult fantasy and science fiction.
- Children's Literature Web Guide
- Resources for children's writers, illustrators, teachers, storytellers, etc.; includes links to children's book publishers, journals, book reviews, recommended books, Newbery and Caldecott awards, and children's literature organizations.
- Colossal Directory of Children's Publishers Online
- Comprehensive, alphabetical listings of children's magazines and book publishers, including links to submission guidelines and web sites.
- Dear Editor
- The author of "Writing Young Adult Fiction for Dummies" shares tips and answers questions on writing YA fiction.
- Educational Markets for Children's Writers
- Children's author Ev Christensen's page of links to publishers of educational material,
including children's book publishers.
- Eugie Foster's Page: Children's Markets
- The Highlights Foundation
- Offers workshops for children's writers; the real "plus" here is the huge collection of articles and tips from previous workshops. Click "writing tips" and then select a topic.
- Institute of Children's Literature Writing Tips
- The articles on this site are changed monthly.
- Purple Crayon
- A site sponsored by a children's book editor, featuring advice for writers and illustrators, links, publishing information, and "visual resources" such as maps and images online. (See http://www.underdown.org/articles.htm for a selection of articles on writing for children.)
- Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators
- The only professional organization dedicated to serving people who write, illustrate, or share a vital interest in children's literature.
- SCBWI - Grants and Awards
- The SCBWI offers a variety of grants and awards to children's writers; one must be a member of the organization to apply.
- Vandergrift's Children's Literature Page
- An interesting collection of resources, including links to fairy tale information, world literature, authors, illustrations, and more. The main page is a little difficult to navigate, in that links are presented in the context of a text narration. (Recently, links have also been added to the left column, which helps.) See http://comminfo.rutgers.edu/professional-development/childlit/AuthorSite/index.html for links to authors and illustrators.
- What Happens Inside a Children's Publishing Company?
- Write4Kids.com: Children's Writing SuperSite
- Articles and tips for writers, message boards, and the Children's Book Insider newsletter.
- Writing and Illustrating: Sharing Information About Writing and Illustrating for Children, by Kathy Temean
- "The goal of this blog is to bring and share information about Writing and Illustrating for children to published and unpublished authors and illustrators. I will post information I acquire from my interactions with editors and agents in the industry and share thoughts and techniques of other writers and illustrators in the field."
Children's Literature Programs
- Children's and Young Adult Literature Study Programs (Children's Literature Association)
- Gradschools.com: Children's Literature
- Institute of Children's Literature
- Authors and Illustrators Who Visit Schools
- If you're considering making school visits, you'll gain some insight from this site.
- Author School Visits By State
- Story Arts Online
- Tips on telling stories in the classroom (and elsewhere).
- Writersinkville Author Visit FAQ
Puzzles, PopUps, Rebuses, Etc.
- How to Make a Pop-Up [Book], by Joan Irvine
- Xword Interactive Crossword Puzzles
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