Monday, August 31, 2009

Color, Textures and Shapes Thesaurus

Synonyms plus real world and human-made examples of colors textures and shapes.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Author Visits

Children's Literature Author and Illustrator Booking Service handles (for a fee) all aspects of author visits.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

New Agent

Stephanie Maclean was promoted to literary agent at Trident Media Group. She's interested in young adult.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Kid Lit! Fellowship 2010

Two-week fellowship for a free residency at the Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow (application deadline: January 10, 2010) (scroll down)

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Cybils 2009

If you blog about kids' books, here's your opportunity to contribute to the judging of the Cybils (Children's and Young Adults Bloggers Literary Award).

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


Website to exchange your manuscripts with other writers for critique.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Class of 2K10

The class of 2K10 is a group of first-time middle grade and young adult authors with a book coming out in 2010. They have a group website, blog, newsletter, author chats, and much more to promote their books. For more information, contact Janet Fox at Janet Fox

Monday, August 24, 2009

Young Adult Writers

Livejournal community for writers of young adult books.

Sunday, August 23, 2009


Kathy Temean offers news, interviews, tips, event notices, etc. of interest to all children's book writers, not just those in New Jersey

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Agent-Author Conference Scholarship

Win free admission to the Backspace Agent-Author Seminar. Postmark deadline is September 4, 2009.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Book Trailers

Here's a place to see trailers for children's books and to post your own.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

New Agent

Mary Kole has joined Andrea Brown Literary as a new associate agent. If your work has previously been rejected by another agent there, do not resubmit it.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Write News

News, features and resources for media and publishing professionals.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Picture Book Dummies

If you're also an illustrator, you should learn to make a dummy.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Holiday List

Looking for an unusual holiday to celebrate in your story?

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Writer's Digest

Information, resources, and community from the magazine of the same name.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Book Publishing Glossary

Agent Nathan Bransford defines many of the common terms used in the publishing world

Friday, August 14, 2009

Children's Book Awards

Comprehensive list of English-language children's book awards.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Resources for Children's Writers

Links to many internet sites of interest to children's book writiers.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Setting Description Thesaurus

Listing of sensory words to describe a setting plus helpful hints and examples.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Reference Books Online

Search reference books such as Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, Gray's Anatomy, and Oxford Shakespeare.

Monday, August 10, 2009


List of commonly used acronyms in the children's writing world.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Children's Book Reviews

Handpicked children's book reviews listed by categories.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Marketing Platform

Ten steps to increase your visibility.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Writing Exercises

Over 160 detailed writing prompts to exercise your creative talents.

Thursday, August 6, 2009


Anita Nolan's talk on revising your manuscript - "The End" is Only the Beginning.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

New Agent

Adriana Dominguez has joined Full Circle Literary, representing picture books, middle grade novels, and literary YA novels, as well as representing literary fiction, women's fiction, historical fiction, women's interest, multicultural, pop culture, and how-to books.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Agents' Organization

Association of Authors' Representatives - professional organization for agents.

English Usage

Online source for grammar, punctuation, and capitalization rules.

Monday, August 3, 2009


More than you ever wanted to know about copyrights.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Writing Prompts

A writer writes. Here are some prompts to get your creative juices flowing.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

New Agent

Emily Keyes of L. Perkins Agency is "avidly" looking for mg and ya writers.,guid,c8da93b9-0605-46e9-ba38-703741bc1e57.aspx