This new agent may be just the partner you are looking for. She is seeking picture books, early readers, and other books for children. Read about her on WritersDigest.com!
Here’s a great post from “The Write Practice” blog about a basic decision. When you have something to share with the world, should you choose fiction or nonfiction? Click on the link below to read the advantages and disadvantages for each.
A market for novellas and shorter nonfiction works at Amazon Singles. Read about it at the Authors Guild site.
Harold Underdown recommends this excellent post summarizing trends in juvenile publishing from a panel at the recent American Book Producers Association conference.
Challenges of writing the second book in a series.
If you have started your book with a prologue, here is something you should read from Kristen Lamb. Her entire blog, by the way, is fantastic!
From an editor, here’s a well-thought-out post on the pros and cons of prologues from a contemporary point of view. It starts with the pros. which, if you have used one, you already know. Keep reading. You may need yours, but you do need to know why they are less common in contemporary fiction than in works written 30, 40, 0r 50 years ago.
Here’s a great blog post about prologues in novels. It provides an interesting and balanced view.
When I was a kid I skipped prologues. I wanted to get to the story. (I still do.) All readers are different, though. Some people love them.
Review these common problems before you submit your work to a literary agent!
A thoughtful essay about the development of children’s literature and where we are now.