Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Subscription Based Children's Ebooks

Disney Digital Books launches with about 500 electronic children's books for ages 3 to 13.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Highlights Fiction Contest 2010

Fiction based on a true story from your family. (postmarked between January 1 and January 31, 2010)

Monday, September 28, 2009

CWIM 2011

Call for authors to be featured in the 2011 Children's Writers and Illustrators Market. (Deadline October 8, 2009)

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Sydney Taylor Manuscript Award 2009

$1,000 award for manuscript by an unpublished author with Jewish content for readers aged 8 to 11 years (deadline December 15, 2009).

Friday, September 25, 2009


A Children's Bookseller's Blog.

Thursday, September 24, 2009


The Just One More Book website contains podcasts about children's books plus weekly interviews with authors, illustrators and children's literature experts

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

2010 PEN/Phyllis Naylor Writer Fellowship

$5,000 awarded to a middle grade or young adult writer. Nominations must be received between September 1, 2009 and January 14, 2010.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Author Central

If your book is listed on Amazon, you can personalize an author page with picture, bio, and blog posts.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Marketing Advice from an Editor

Molly ONeill, assistant editor, Katherine Tegen Books, gives specifc tips for marketing yourself and your book.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

New Voices Award

Publisher Lee and Low's contest for a children’s picture book story by a writer of color. (deadline September 30, 2009)

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Picture Book Planet

Picture book writer Ame Dyckman gives reviews and recommendations.

Friday, September 18, 2009


Children's Book Council held a forum on e-publishing in the Digital Age.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Kids' Titles for Fall 2009

Publishers Weekly lists titles, by publisher, of kids' books coming out in the fall

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Teen Slang

Create authentic dialog for your teenage characters.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

New Agent

Another new agent, Beth Fleisher, joins Barry Goldblatt Literary.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Children's Lit Bloggers

Extensive list of blogs about children's and YA literature that feature book reviews, interviews, and book news.

Sunday, September 13, 2009


Advice on how to give/take critiques by Newbery winner Linda Sue Park.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

2010 Debut Authors

Last call (deadline October 1, 2009) for the Class of 2k10 debut authors' group.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Writing in Rhyme

Author Dori Chaconas discusses rhythm and rhyme.

Thursday, September 10, 2009


Agent Kristin Nelson explains how book auctions work.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

2011 Debut Authors

Livejournal community for mg/ya authors with a debut novel being published in 2011.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Monday, September 7, 2009

Virtual Author Visits

A way for K-12 teachers and librarians to connect authors, books, and young readers through virtual visits.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Kidlitchat on Twitter

Kidlitchat happens every Tuesday night at 9 PM Eastern/6 PM Pacific on Twitter.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

KidLitosphere Conference - Oct 17, 2009

The Society of Bloggers in Children’s and Young Adult Literature provides an opportunity to learn about social media and network with other bloggers and authors.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Writing Contests

information about creative writing contests, literary magazines theme issues, writing residencies, etc.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Publishing Connections

Do you need an "in" to get published. Here's a poll conducted by Megan Crewe.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Money for Publicity

Agent Kristin Nelson gives tips for getting book promotion funds from your publisher.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Children's Book Reviews

Handpicked reviews of children's books divided into categories.