Ten Picture Book Writing Sins

Picture book friends, attention! Here’s some great advice cleverly framed.

Ten Commandments For Picture Book Writers – Sally Apokedak.

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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.

Children’s Book Illustration Insight from Jerry Pinkney

From Tanja Bauerle, children’s book illustrator a report on a session by Jerry Pinkney at the Tucson Festival of Books. Some great hints and inspiration.

Tucson Festival of Books Recap – Jerry Pinkney – Tanja Bauerle | Tanja Bauerle.

Don’t Let Rejections Keep You from Writing or Submitting

I haven’t been rejected much lately, but just because I haven’t submitted much. I’m still working on my novel and I have a terrific assignment.

I’ve looked at my old picture book manuscripts, and most of them just don’t work for the current market. I have a new one that’s close, but I won’t have time to work on it this week.

Anyway, back to rejections. Everybody who sends work out gets them, even famous award-winning writers. I’ve come across some great posts on the subject that are worth sharing.

Thursdays with Amanda: Rejections Don’t Determine Your Worth as a Writer | Chip MacGregor .com.

Hone the Pitch for Your Picture Book

Read pitches by other children’s book writers, submit your own, or just follow along to learn more about the fine art of catching an agent’s eye. There is a contest too.

Susanna Leonard Hill: Would You Read It Wednesday #78 – Oakley’s Keys (PB) AND The Prize For The In Just Spring Contest!.