Twelve Picture Books in Twelve Months

If you are a picture book writer, you may be interested in this exciting community. It isn’t free, but it isn’t expensive either, and it offers the benefits of support, motivation, and information. I am going to sign up!

Information for 2013 |

Rocky Mountain SCBWI Fall Conference

If you are interested in writing children’s books and you live on Colorado’s Front Range, consider attending the fall conference of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. More information about the conference (this Saturday and Sunday) and the organization can be found by clicking on the “Home” link below.


St. Simon’s Lighthouse

St. Simon’s Lighthouse by bluerabbit
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For those who could not attend, the August Retreat and Conference was held at the Sea Palms Resort on beautiful St. Simon’s Island just off the coast of Georgia.

At the southern tip of the historic island is a village with a beautiful park and a spectacular lighthouse.

Writer’s Resources for “Finding Your AUTHORity: An Interactive Workshop”

From Linda J. Armstrong

I am excited about leading a workshop at the Scribblers’ Retreat Writers’ Conference at 9 AM on Friday, August 14. 

This blog post features resources from my handout. If you are unable to attend, watch “One Way to Wonder” for selected hints and inspiration from the session.

 Resources for Writers


Predators and Editors

The Association of Authors’ Representatives

Writer’s Guidelines Database

Magazine Guidelines Database

Colossal Directory of Children’s Publishers Submission Guidelines

The Children’s Book Council

The Children’s Book Writing SuperSite


Stealing Fire from the Gods by James Bonnet

Story by Robert McKee

The NOW Habit by Neil Fiore

The Chicago Manual of Style

Children’s Writer’s Word Book, 2nd Edition by Alijandra Mogilner

The Writer’s Market (Annual, also an online service)

Formatting and Submitting Your Manuscript,  Writer’s Digest Books


Magazines and Newsletters

Poets and Writers

The Writer’s Digest

Writer Magazine

Children’s Writer: Newsletter of Writing and Publishing Trends

Children’s Book Insider Publisher’s Weekly



Authors Guild

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Editors

Poets and Writers

Romance Writers of America

Mystery Writers of America

Sisters in Crime



Pike’s Peak Writer’s Conference (Genre writing)

CENTRUM (Port Townsend, WA)