Saturday, October 31, 2009

Daily Writing Tips

Everything from the order of adjectives to commonly misused words.

Friday, October 30, 2009

SCBWI - NY Conference - Jan 29-31/2009

Register early to avoid disappointment. The optional intensives fill up early.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Debut Author Publishers

Alice Pope lists publishers who have recently acquired books from unpublished writers.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

How Not to Blog

The seven deadly sins of blogging.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Track That Word

PBS offers a database of the origins and evolution of hundreds of words and expressions.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Multicultural Science Fiction and Fantasy

Small press startup, Tu Publishng, hopes to begin accepting submissions for multicultural science fiction and fantasy is January 2010.

Sunday, October 25, 2009


And for you picture book writers, November is the time to generate 30 new picture book ideas.

Friday, October 23, 2009


National Novel Writing Month starts November 1st.

An Editor's Day

Editor Alvina Ling takes us through a typical day.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Victorian/Edwardian Era Historical Research

Archive of articles from Victorian and Edwardian periodicals.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Twitter Tips

How to best use twitter suggestions for authors and illustrators.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Publication Date

A look at what happens in the two weeks leading up to your pub date.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Writing Advice from an Expert

Author Gail Carson Levine shares writing tips in her blog.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Read Kiddo Read

Author James Patterson's site to encourage kids to be readers for life.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Rejection Letters

Editor Alvina Ling describes her six types of rejection letters.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Conference Etiquette

Author Anita Nolan explains appropriate conference behavior.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Royalty Statements

Agent Kristin Nelson shows what to expect on your royalty statement.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Highlights Wishlist

Highlights for Kids periodically lists the types of story/articles they need.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

First Paragraph Contest

Agent Nathan Bransford will read all the first paragraphs submitted to award a choice of a partial critique, query critique, or phone consultation. (deadline 10/15/09, 4:00pm PST)

Monday, October 12, 2009


Author Ellen Jackson discusses dialogue and gives ten tips.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Friday, October 9, 2009

Punctuation Resources

Links to books and websites about proper punctuation use.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Children's Books on Smartphones

Frog Media sells picture books that can be read/heard on the iPhone.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Critiques and Honesty

Writer Shelli Cornelison gives suggestions on how to give negative information in a critique.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Paying an Editor

Agent Nathan Bransford discusses whether or not you should you pay to have someone edit your manuscript.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Writing Tips

An extensive collection of writing tips from faculty members of the annual Highlights Foundation Chautauqua workshop.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Saturday, October 3, 2009

New YA Imprint

Sourebooks Fire will launch a young adult imprint in Spring 2010.

Friday, October 2, 2009

28 Days Later

The Brown Bookshelf is now accepting submissions for their 3rd Annual Black History Month's celebration of children's books, 28 Days Later (Nominations accepted from September 28th to November 1st).

Thursday, October 1, 2009

New YA Agency

Elaine English Literary Agency will now be representing young adult.