If you're interested in kidlit or about poetry or about how to get published...
this is the place where you might like to hang out sometimes.
I LOVE sharing information and love helping others. We're all on a journey together and sometimes it can be challenging sifting through allllll the writing resources online. It can feel overwhelming and hours can just widdle away as you bookmark page after page.
I am hopeful this page will be useful to you + I will update it frequently as I find more resources for writers.
Please add your own favorites or suggestions in the comment section. :-)
Writing Resources: Queries/Publishing/Self Publishing
- Red Sofa Literary, Dawn Federick's blog offering loads of useful information from submission tips to general advice.
- Backspace: The Writer's Place, an online writers' organization
- Editorial Anonymous - a children's book editor anonymously writes advice about submission, publication, etc.
- Pimp My Novel - what happens after your novel/manuscript has been acquired
Writing Resources: Improving Your Writing and Community
- Word Count for Picture Books, blog post by Darcy Pattison
- Resources for Children's Writers, by Rachelle Burk
Favorite Writing Blogs
- Easy Street Prompts - inspirational nudges
- Janet Reid, literary agent + the shark behind the Query Shark
- Rachelle Gardner - a literary agent and her blog is FILLED with LOADS of very useful information from writing, to queries, to publishing.
- Pixel Shavings - a group blog consisting of children's books writers and illustrators. FAB!
Favorite Literary Journals
Writing Pictures Books:
Literary Agents and How to Find Them:
- The Writers' Workshop blog tells how you to find an agent
- SCBWI MD/DE/WV Region gives a list of the top 20 kidlit agents in 2010
- Pippin Properties , Inc.
- Agent Advice from Holly McGhee, literary agent of Pippin Properties, Inc.
Wealthy Web Writer - tips to get more traffic to your blog