Friday, April 30, 2010

New Agent

Marissa Walsh has joined the Fine Print Literary Agency as an agent focusing on children's picture books, middle-grade and YA.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

We Give Books

Donate a book through a literacy organization by reading online one of these children's book titles from Penguin and DK.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Posting Work Online

Is it a good idea to put your writing up on a blog or website?

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Rutgers One-on-One Plus Conference

Registration is open for this mentoring workshop (application deadline: June 15, 2010)

Friday, April 23, 2010

New Agent

Bree Ogden will be representing graphic novels, young adult, and children's books at Martin Literary

Thursday, April 22, 2010

SCBWI - L.A. Conference, Jul 30-Aug 2, 2010

Registration is now open. Early registration ends May 31st.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Tips for Promoting Your Books

Publisher Simon and Schuster lists online tips and tools.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Monday, April 19, 2010

Author Interviews

Over 100 author interviews on the Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast blog.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Picture Book Checklist

Author Lill Pluta gives 13 reasons why your picture book may have been rejected.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Friday, April 16, 2010

Skype Visits

Author Kate Messner gives tips about Skype author visits.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

New YA Agent

Sarah LaPolla of Curtis Brown will be representing YA Authors.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Query Letters

Agent Jill Corcoran gives the basic formula for a query letter.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Book Formats and Age Levels

From Harold Underdown's book The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Children's Books

Monday, April 12, 2010

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Free YA/MG Edit

Author Deborah Halverson is giving away a free substantive edit of one manuscript (submission deadline 4/14/10).

Friday, April 9, 2010

Book Publicists

List of book publicists and the specialties they represent.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

The Times/Chicken House Competition

The winner of Chicken House's (UK publisher) annual contest for unpublished writers will receive a publishing contract. (submission window - August 2 through October 29, 2010)

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

15 Days to Stronger Characters

Author Darcy Pattison gives ideas on how to strengthen your characters.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

New Canadian Children's Book Imprint

Toronto-based Cormorant Books is launching Dancing Cat Books, which will focus on literary fiction, nonfiction and poetry.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Children's Literature Across the Curriculum

Patricia Stohr-Hunt blogs about using children's literature to teach math, science, and social studies.

Sunday, April 4, 2010


Agent Scott Eagan discusses how to choose chapter breaks.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Author Blogs

Why it's important to have a blog if you're an author.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Carolrhoda Accepting YA submissions

For a limited time (until 4/30/10), Carolrhoda will accept unsolicited YA submissions as described in the link below.

Thursday, April 1, 2010


Agent Scott Eagan gives hints on how to pitch your manuscript.