From the LitReactor Blog, Here’s a Great Post for Writers

If you want to get published, here’s a good article to read.

Questions Every Writer Should Be Asking But Isn’t | LitReactor.

Good News for Children’s Writers from BEA

Read more about 2013 BEA news for writers of middle grade novels, picture books, and YA by clicking on the link below.

Harold Underdown: “YA isn’t going away … print end of the publishing business is healthy” | Young People’s Pavilion.

What’s New in Children’s and YA Publishing

Harold Underdown recommends this excellent post summarizing trends in juvenile publishing from a panel at the recent American Book Producers Association conference.

Changes and Trends in Children’s and YA Publishing: An ABPA Panel.

Don’t Tweet that Query!

Read this, if you are tempted to pitch your book to an editor on Twiiter (unless it is a special Twitter event AND you have done your homework about said event.)

Dr. Syntax: Tweet Not Your Query, Author, or, Why I Don’t Read the Slush Pile Anymore.

7 Things Children’s Book Writers Must Know

Great advice for writers of children’s books from Write4Kids!

7 Things Editors at Children’s Book Publishers Wish Writers Knew | Write4Kids!.

Changing Times: Important Business Information for Writers

Important business and contract information for every writer. Be sure to read the discussion, too. Then, do some research before signing a contract.

Writer Unboxed » 5 Industry Trends Requiring Every Writer’s Attention.

From Editor and Author Cheryl Klein: A Plot Checklist for Revision

I’m putting together materials for our local SCBWI group’s April Revision Workshop. One of my favorite revision gurus is Cheryl Klein. If you don’t already have it, pick up a copy of Second Sight: An Editor’s Talks on Writing, Revising, & Publishing Books for Children and Young Adults. Until it arrives, or even if you already have it, download this helpful plot checklist. The site even has a Word template!

CherylKlein.com » Plot Checklist.

Follow the SCBWI 2013 Winter Conference, Here, Now!

If you write books for children, join the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Their huge Winter Conference is going on right now in New York City. Click on the link below and follow the conference through the eyes of a crack team of official bloggers. You will find out what to expect when you attend your first international conference. The next one is in Los Angeles in August, but the organization sponsors more intimate regional events as well.

The Official SCBWI Conference Blog.

Don’t Miss Arthur A. Levine’s Revived Blog

This morning on Twitter I discovered that Arthur A. Levine’s blog is back. Today’s entry is about a newspaper he started while he was still in high school.

The Alternative | Arthur A. Levine’s Blog.

About the Penguin/Random House Merger

Penguin and Random House are merging. This is huge news in the publishing industry. Click on the link for more information.

Dohle Addresses Booksellers, Authors and Agents About Merger.