Writer's and Illustrator's Guide to Children's Book Publishers and Agents

Who They Are! what They Want! and how to Win Them Over!

Author: Ellen R. Shapiro

Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)

ISBN: 9780761526865

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 545

View: 5650

The comprehensive and smartly written guide to finding an edge in the children's book market helps readers learn the most important skills and presentation tips they will need to excel in this very difficult market. Original. 10,000 first printing.

Children's Writer's and Illustrator's Market 2018

The Most Trusted Guide to Getting Published

Author: Cris Freese

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9781440352683

Category: Authorship

Page: 416

View: 9102

"Features one-year access to the children's publishing content at WritersMarket.com"--Cover.

Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market 2016

Author: Chuck Sambuchino,Nancy Parish

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9781599639437

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 412

View: 9067

Includes "one-year access to the children's publisher database at WritersMarket.com"--Cover.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Children's Books

Author: Harold D. Underdown

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781592577507

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 355

View: 4374

Provides advice on writing different types of children's books, working with publishers, the importance of illustrators, and building a career.

Children's Writer's and Illustrator's Market 2017

The Most Trusted Guide to Getting Published

Author: Chuck Sambuchino,Nancy Parish

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9781440347771

Category: Authorship

Page: 416

View: 6747

"Features one-year access to children's publisher content on WritersMarket.com"--Cover.

So You Want to Write a Children's Book

An Insider's Handbook for Children's Writers and Illustrators Who Want to Get Published

Author: Peter Carver

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780889954564

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 124

View: 3639

This handbook for new and aspiring children's authors and illustrators is the ultimate guide to the whole process of writing a book and getting it to the publisher. Written by one of North America's leading children's book editors, this book will show writers how to begin, how to develop the story, and more.

Guide to Literary Agents 2018

The Most Trusted Guide to Getting Published

Author: Cris Freese

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9781440352669

Category: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES

Page: 336

View: 302

Provides profiles, contact information, and submission details for more than one thousand literary agents seeking clients, with tips on revisions, query letters, research, and preparing book proposals.

2002 Children's Writer's and Illustrator's Market

Author: Alice Pope

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: 9781582970745

Category: Reference

Page: 400

View: 7243

Combines two key aspects of children's publishing--writing and illustrating--in a single volume of book-publishing and magazine markets and offers advice from professionals on the subject

The Everything Guide to Writing Children's Books

How to write, publish, and promote books for children of all ages!

Author: Luke Wallin,Eva Sage Gordon

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440505500

Category: Reference

Page: 304

View: 3573

Writing for kids is fun and rewarding--if you can break into the fiercely competitive world of children's book publishing. With this guide, you'll learn how to write and promote a children's book that will impress any publisher. Whether you have a basic idea or a manuscript ready to go, you'll find all you need to build a successful career as a children's book author. This clear and concise guide helps you: Formulate an original idea, create an outline, and write the book Learn the basics of children's storytelling, from point of view to story pacing Find helpful writing workshops and conferences Design a winning book proposal, get an agent, and negotiate a contract Create a marketing and publicity plan Use professional and social networking sites to promote your book Full of eye-opening insider information and invaluable writing advice, this book should be on every aspiring author's bookshelf!

How to Write a Children's Book and Get It Published

Author: Barbara Seuling

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118045874

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

View: 7514

Your one-stop guide to writing and selling books for children Get the tools you need to: * Develop story ideas that work * Strengthen your writing skills * Improve your work habits * Write for different age groups * Look at your work critically * Submit proposals and manuscripts * Find the right publisher for your work * Understand and negotiate contracts * Work with agents and editors * Join the writing community Do you dream of becoming the next J. K. Rowling? Are you excited about writing for children but have no idea how to begin or where to send your material? Now, respected children's writer Barbara Seuling gives you the essential steps to getting published in the competitive, exciting world of children's literature. From finding story ideas and creating character sketches to plotting, writing dialogue, editing, and revising your work, you'll learn how to complete a manuscript and prepare it for submission. Whether you want to write picture or chapter books, fiction or nonfiction, poetry or plays, Seuling helps you master the different genres and capture a child's interest and imagination, from the early years to young adult. Her fully revised guide also covers the major developments in book publishing, including vital information about using the Internet to research the market and contact publishers. Seuling even discusses recent successes such as the Harry Potter series, as well as the growth of Amazon.com. Complete with updated lists of writing organizations, marketing information, and recommended reading, this is the only guide you need to start writing, get published, and touch the lives of children.

2007 Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market

Author: Alice Pope

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: 9781582974354

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 448

View: 3301

Combines two key aspects of children's publishing--writing and illustrating--in a single volume of book-publishing and magazine markets and offers advice from professionals on the subject.

Children's Writer's and Illustrator's Market 2019

The Most Trusted Guide to Getting Published

Author: Robert Lee Brewer

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9781440354403

Category:

Page: 416

View: 7623

THE MOST TRUSTED GUIDE TO THE WORLD OF CHILDREN'S PUBLISHING If you're a writer or an illustrator for young readers and your goal is to get published, Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market 2019 is the resource you need. The 31st edition of CWIM is the definitive and trusted guide for anyone who seeks to write or illustrate for kids and young adults. In this book, you'll find more than 500 listings for children's book markets, including publishers, literary agents, magazines, contests, and more. These listings include a point of contact, how to properly submit your work, and what categories each market accepts. This edition also features: Interviews with accomplished authors, such as Melissa de la Cruz, Leigh Bardugo, E. Lockhart, and more. More than a dozen debut authors of picture books, middle-grade fiction, and young adult fiction explain their personal paths to success and publication. Advice on how to navigate social media, blogging, and more to enhance your chances at writing success. A one-year subscription to the children's publishing content on WritersMarket.com (NOTE: the subscription comes with the print version ONLY). +Includes exclusive access to the webinar "Creating Characters You Can't Forget" from bestselling author Debbie Dadey

Writing for Children and Teens

Author: Cynthea Liu

Publisher: Pivotal Publishing

ISBN: 1605301140

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 128

View: 4376

Nowhere will you find a more comprehensive, current, and detailed writing course designed specifically for writing children and teen books, written by an author who is in the field today. WRITING FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS: A CRASH COURSE is a ten-step course that relays all the nitty-gritty details of the business, beginning with how to evaluate your book idea all the way to pitching your book to editors and agents. Within each step, you'll find clear and specific information covering topics such as the children's book market, manuscript format, revision tips, finding the right agent or publisher, submission etiquette, and common faux pas writers make. This book will even tell you what kind of paper you should use and exactly how you should write your letters to editors and agents. Bonus materials include templates for all of your submission needs as well as examples of real-life editorial letters sent to authors from editors today. You will get a complete inside peak to the children's fiction writing market for those who want to write picture books, easy readers, chapter books, and middle grade or teen novels.

Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2018

Author: Bloomsbury Publishing

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472935047

Category: Reference

Page: 816

View: 8617

This bestselling guide to all areas of publishing and the media is completely revised and updated every year. The Yearbook is packed with advice, inspiration and practical guidance on who to contact and how to get published. Foreword to the 2018 edition by David Lodge New articles in the 2018 edition on: - Writing popular history by Tom Holland - Editing and writing by Diana Athill - Ghostwriting by Gillian Stern - Writing Thrillers by Kimberley Chambers - The health and wellness market by Anita Bean - Self-publishing online by Harry Bingham - How to choose your agent by Jo Unwin - First Chapters by Emma Flint - Pitching your ideas by Mike Unwin - How to make a living by Alison Branagan All articles are reviewed and updated every year. Key articles on Copyright Law, Tax, Publishing Agreements, E-publishing, Publishing news and trends are fully updated every year. Plus over 4,000 listings entries on who to contact and how across the media and publishing worlds In short it is 'Full of useful stuff' - J.K. Rowling

Harold and the Purple Crayon

Author: Crockett Johnson

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062430408

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 64

View: 4103

Share this timeless classic with a new generation of readers! The handsome retro look and the focus on the power of imagination resonate with today's parents and children, making Harold and the Purple Crayon a joy to share. One evening, after thinking it over for some time, Harold decided to go for a walk in the moonlight. Armed only with an oversize purple crayon, young Harold draws himself a landscape full of wonder and excitement. Harold and his crayon travel through woods and across seas and past dragons before returning to bed, safe and sound. Full of funny twists and surprises, this joyful story shows just how far your imagination can take you. Harold and the Purple Crayon has delighted readers of all ages for decades and has lost none of its imagination-sparking wonder.

Children's Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2018

Author: Bloomsbury Publishing

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472935063

Category: Reference

Page: 480

View: 870

The annual, bestselling guide to all aspects of the media and how to write and illustrate for children and young adults. Acknowledged by the media industries and authors as the essential guide to how to get published. The 70+ articles are updated and added to each year. Together they provide invaluable guidance on subjects such as series fiction, writing historical or funny books, preparing an illustration portfolio, managing your finances, interpreting publishers' contracts, self-publishing your work. Foreword by Sally Green, author of the award-winning YA fantasy trilogy: Half Bad (2014), Half Wild (2015) and Half Lost (2016). NEW articles for the 2018 edition on: - Writing for reluctant readers by Jon Mayhew - Writing for teenagers by Holly Smale - Choosing the right agent by Gill McLay or the Bath Literary Agency - Plotting: getting started with your YA novel by Sarah Mussi - Writing adventures in the real world: children's non-fiction by Isabel Thomas All of the 2,000 listings of who to contact across the media have been reviewed and updated. The essential guide for any writer for children.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Children's Books, 3rd Edition

Author: Harold D. Underdown

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101460806

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

View: 8654

'Honest and precise, everything about writing for children there is to know.' Jane Yolen, author Here is the comprehensive guide to writing, publishing, and selling for an ever-expanding and always exciting children's market, now in a new and updated third edition. - Includes new chapters on self-publishing and on "how to choose a how-to", plus revision and updates throughout. - Offers practical advice on getting started and on dealing with out-of-print books. - Covers picture books, chapter books, nonfiction, middle-grade and young novels, and common formats and genres. - Reveals what happens inside a children's publishing company, and provides guidance in working with an editor. - Sample cover and query letters, manuscript format, glossary, and recommended resources in an extensive appendix. - Plus information on agents, contracts, copyright, marketing and more.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Children's Books

Author: Harold D. Underdown

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781592577507

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 355

View: 8799

Provides advice on writing different types of children's books, working with publishers, the importance of illustrators, and building a career.

A Wrinkle in Time

Author: Madeleine L'Engle

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

ISBN: 9781429915649

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 216

View: 4070

Madeleine L'Engle's ground-breaking science fiction and fantasy classic, soon to be a major motion picture. It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger. "Wild nights are my glory," the unearthly stranger told them. "I just got caught in a downdraft and blown off course. Let me sit down for a moment, and then I'll be on my way. Speaking of ways, by the way, there is such a thing as a tesseract." A tesseract (in case the reader doesn't know) is a wrinkle in time. To tell more would rob the reader of the enjoyment of Miss L'Engle's unusual book. A Wrinkle in Time, winner of the Newbery Medal in 1963, is the story of the adventures in space and time of Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin O'Keefe (athlete, student, and one of the most popular boys in high school). They are in search of Meg's father, a scientist who disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government on the tesseract problem. A Wrinkle in Time is the winner of the 1963 Newbery Medal. It is the first book in The Time Quintet, which consists of A Wrinkle in Time, A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, Many Waters, and An Acceptable Time. A Wrinkle in Time is soon to be a movie from Disney, directed by Ava DuVernay, starring Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling. This title has Common Core connections. Books by Madeleine L'Engle A Wrinkle in Time Quintet A Wrinkle in Time A Wind in the Door A Swiftly Tilting Planet Many Waters An Acceptable Time A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel by Madeleine L'Engle; adapted & illustrated by Hope Larson Intergalactic P.S. 3 by Madeleine L'Engle; illustrated by Hope Larson: A standalone story set in the world of A Wrinkle in Time. The Austin Family Chronicles Meet the Austins (Volume 1) The Moon by Night (Volume 2) The Young Unicorns (Volume 3) A Ring of Endless Light (Volume 4) A Newbery Honor book! Troubling a Star (Volume 5) The Polly O'Keefe books The Arm of the Starfish Dragons in the Waters A House Like a Lotus And Both Were Young Camilla The Joys of Love

Writers' Handbook 2019

Author: J. Paul Dyson

Publisher: JP&A Dyson

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 404

View: 7478

The 2019 edition of firstwriter.com’s bestselling directory for writers is the perfect book for anyone searching for literary agents, book publishers, or magazines. It contains over 1,300 listings, including revised and updated listings from the 2018 edition, and over 400 brand new entries. • 84 pages of literary agent listings – that’s nearly as much as the Writer’s Market (53 pages) and the Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook (39 pages) combined! • 100 pages of book publisher listings, compared to just 92 pages in the Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook. • 90 pages of magazine listings – over 35% more than the 62 pages in the Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook. All in a book that is 40% cheaper than the Writer’s Market ($29.99 RRP), and more than 50% cheaper than the Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook (£25.00 RRP). Subject indexes for each area provide easy access to the markets you need, with specific lists for everything from romance publishers, to poetry magazines, to literary agents interested in thrillers. International markets become more accessible than ever, with listings that cover both the main publishing centres of New York and London, as well as markets in other English speaking countries. With more and more agents, publishers, and magazines accepting submissions online, this international outlook is now more important than ever. There are no adverts, no advertorials, and no obscure listings padding out hundreds of pages. By including only what’s important to writers – contact details for literary agents, publishers, and magazines – this directory is able to provide more listings than its competitors, at a substantially lower price. The book also allows you to create a subscription to the firstwriter.com website for free until 2020. This means you can get free access to the firstwriter.com website, where you can find even more listings, and also benefit from other features such as advanced searches, daily email updates, feedback from users about the markets featured, saved searches, competitions listings, searchable personal notes, and more. “I know firsthand how lonely and dispiriting trying to find an agent and publisher can be. So it's great to find a resource like firstwriter.com that provides contacts, advice and encouragement to aspiring writers. I've been recommending it for years now!” ~ Robin Wade; literary agent at the Wade & Doherty Literary Agency Ltd, and long-term firstwriter.com subscriber