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.

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.

Bookmark Kids’ Writer Daily Update

Here’s an online newspaper for writers of books for children and young adults. It updates itself every day from my special Twitter list of agents, editors, and famous authors. Today’s issue includes new agents representing children’s books, helpful hints, and industry updates. There is also an archive, if you want to check past issues.

You can even create a paper of your own. It’s the most convenient way to catch relevant information from the captivating stream of information on social media sites.

To take a look, click on the link below.

Kids’ Writer Daily Update.

QueryTracker Blog: The Publishing Pulse: November 9, 2012

Don’t miss this inspiring collection of resources for writers gathered from around the Internet. Topics covered include developing an author platform, checking your contract, using social media effectively, overcoming discouragement, and more.

QueryTracker Blog: The Publishing Pulse: November 9, 2012.

Scott Turow on Penguin Random House | The Authors Guild Blog

Here are some thoughts about the merger between two of our largest publishing houses from Authors Guild President Scott Turow.

If you are traditionally published author, consider joining the Guild. There are many benefits.

Scott Turow on Penguin Random House | The Authors Guild Blog.

A Community and Blog Especially for Poets

If you are a poet, you really should know about Robert Lee Brewer’s blog on the Writer’s Digest site. He offers ideas, challenges, prompts, and more all year long. The link below will take you there.

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 197 | WritersDigest.com.

The Daily Muse

Are you addicted to poetry? It’s okay. Some of us are born that way. As afflictions go, it’s relatively benign.

Here’s my daily newspaper just for poets. It updates itself every day from the tweets of some amazing writers, editors, teachers, and other lovers of literature’s most suggestive form.

The Daily Muse.

By the way, if you have Twitter lists for the posters you follow, it’s easy to set up a paper of your own. Actually, you can have up to ten.

Like poems, they are addictive.

Marcus to Succeed Gibson at Random House Children’s Books

Marcus to Succeed Gibson at Random House Children’s Books.

Publishing news for writers of children’s books. (If you have not signed up for the PW e-newsletter, it is worthwhile.)