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2013 Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market

A Guide to Writing & Illustrating Children's Books


how to write a children's book This year's edition of the Children’s Writer’s & Illustrator’s Market has hit bookshelves across the country. This 448-page book is packed with valuable information for any writer or illustrator. "Whenever anyone asks for publishing advice, I tell them to grab the latest edition of Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market," says Jay Asher, author of Thirteen Reasons Why and The Future Of Us.

Edited by Chuck Sambuchino, who is also the editor of the 2013 Guide to Literary Agents, this trusted guide, which has been around for over 20 years, provides you with insight into the world of children’s publishing. Learn how to write for young readers, get book illustration tips, read interviews with debut authors, and much more!

Inside this year's edition you'll find more than 700 listings of children’s book publishers and magazines. These detailed listings include who to address your query to, contact information, how much they pay, and most importantly, which children's book publishers are accepting queries. New to this year's edition is a special section titled "New Agent Spotlights" that profiles literary reps actively seeking new writers of children's books.

When you buy this year's edition, you'll read interviews with Garth Nix, Tamora Pierce, Kiersten White, Patricia C. Wrede, Rae Carson, Jessica Day George, Marissa Meyer, and Kristin O'Donnell Tubb. Author of the novels The Maze Runner and The Scorch Trials, James Dashner, says "Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market is invaluable resource for any aspiring writer hoping to get published. It helped me a lot and I recommend it to everyone."

In addition to articles about illustration, query letters, finding an agent, social media, craft and voice, picture book pacing, and others, the book also includes a special roundup with more than 20 SCBWI advisors worldwide who share their best advice on how to get a children's book published.

If your dream is to write or illustrate for you readers, you need the 2013 Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market! So what are you waiting for? Dive head-first into the world of children's publishing, hone your writing and illustration skills, and become a published children's author or illustrator—buy it today!