Thursday, December 31, 2009

Notable Books for Children 2009

Smithsonian magazine's list of the most fascinating cihldren's books of 2009

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

New Agency

Liza Pulitzer Voges has opened the literary agency Eden Street, representing children's authors and illustrators.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Children's Writer eNews

Free newsletter about writing for children from the Institute for Children's Literature.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Children's Book Biz News

Author Anastasia Suen blogs about the business side of writing books for children.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Top 10 Children's Books - 2009

Time Magazine picks their top ten.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Children's Writing Links

Author Rachelle Burk has a list of must-visit sites for children's writers.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award

This year's contest includes a young adult category. Submissions window: January 25, 2010 through February 7, 2010.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Fellowships and Prizes

From The Horn Book, fellowships and prizes available to children's book writers.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Holiday Book Reviews

ParentNJ reviews Christmas, Hannukah, and Kwanzaa children's books.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Multicultural Books

The Papertigers website includes interviews, reviews, resources, and more about English-language multicultural books, especially those about/from the Pacific Rim.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Historical Words

Want to know whether the word you're thinking of was in use at the time of your historical novel/book?

Friday, December 18, 2009

More Twitter Tips

A compilation of tips from students in Alice Pope and Jane Friedman's online class on social networking.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Responding to Critiques

Agent Nathan Bransford gives suggestions for handling critiques and editorial letters.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Writing Dialogue

A detailed look at making your dialogue interesting and realistic by Donna Ippolito.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Blogging Tips

Suggestions for creating the best possible blog.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Publishing Costs

Agent Rachelle Gardner explains the finances of publishing a book.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Friday, December 11, 2009

Agency Closing

The Rappaport Agency is closing at the end of the year, due to economic reasons.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Boys' Books

Blog highlighting books of especial interest to boys.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Writing Stories in Rhythm and Rhyme

Instructions and tips from Dori Chaconas.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Starting a Blog

How to make a blog, from choosing a domain to building your platform.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Picture Book Challenges

Agent Michael Stearns discusses the challenges of writing and selling picture books.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Nonfiction Book Proposals

From Bookends, LLC, a description of what to include in a book proposal.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Tiny URLs

Make your url small enough to tweet and to not break over two lines in an email.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Attributes of a Good Children's Book

List from Little, Brown of what makes a good children's book.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Novel Beginnings

Author Anita Nolan series of blog posts about how to start out a novel.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Character Stereotypes

List of stock character types to avoid.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

New MG/YA Agent

Susan Hawk has joined the Jenny Bent agency and will represent middle grade and young adult authors.