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For Writers

Recommended Reading

Books for Children’s Writers & Illustrators:

Children’s Writer’s & Illustrator’s Market by Alice Pope. Updated yearly. Also includes markets for young writers and illustrators.

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Publishing Children’s Books by Harold D. Underdown

Creating Characters Kids Will Love by Elaine Marie Alphin

How to Write a Children’s Book and Get It Published by Barbara Seuling

Writing for Children & Teenagers by Lee Wyndham

How to Write and Illustrate Children’s Books and Get Them Published by Treld Pelkey Bicknell

The Business of Writing for Children by Aaron Shephard

Take Joy: A Book for Writers by Jane Yolen

What’s Your Story?: A Young Person’s Guide to Writing Fiction by Marion Dane Bauer

Poetry Matters by Ralph Fletcher (juvenile book, good for grown-ups, too)

Publications for Children’s Writers & Illustrators:

Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI). Membership benefits include a bi-monthly newsletter with up-dated market news and articles. See www.scbwi.org, or write to 8271 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048.

Children’s Book Insider. A monthly publication. See www.write4kids.com or write to 901 Columbia Road, Ft. Collins, CO 80525.

Links to Websites for Children's Writers & Illustrators