Websites & Organizations

There are several excellent organizations and websites available to writers who would like to become more familiar with the children’s publishing industry. Here are a few to start:

The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators: This organization offers many resources to its members, including conferences, grant opportunities, and a bi-monthly magazine.

Harold Underdown’s The Purple Crayon: Harold Underdown, a children’s book editor, provides a professional viewpoint on understanding the publishing process, business trends, and the craft of writing for children.

 Verla Kay’s Blueboards: The Blueboards provide the power of collective wisdom as published authors, newbies, and everyone in-between come together to offer support, encouragement, and advice.

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