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.