If you want to get published, here’s a good article to read.
Read more about 2013 BEA news for writers of middle grade novels, picture books, and YA by clicking on the link below.
Harold Underdown recommends this excellent post summarizing trends in juvenile publishing from a panel at the recent American Book Producers Association conference.
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.)
Great advice for writers of children’s books from Write4Kids!
Important business and contract information for every writer. Be sure to read the discussion, too. Then, do some research before signing a contract.
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!
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.
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.
Penguin and Random House are merging. This is huge news in the publishing industry. Click on the link for more information.