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          Though writing is mainly a solitary pursuit, a writer need not and should not be a hermit. Joining the writing community will help you become a better writer and learn to market your work. Here are some great links for children's writers.

  • SCBWI -- The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators is the professional organization for children's writers.


  • ICL -- The Institute of Children's Literature is where I teach -- a great school for those who are just learning to write as well as those ready for more advanced instruction and mentoring.



  • CCBC -- The Cooperative Children's Book Center is located in the Helen C. White library on the campus of the University of Wisconsin, Madison. This special library, devoted to literature created for children and young adults, has compiled a directory of Wisconsin authors and illustrators who speak to school groups.


  • Christian writers need the annual Christian Writers' Market Guide by Sally E. Stuart. Whether you're interested in book or magazine publishing, devotionals or greeting cards, research or speaking engagements, conferences/workshops or freelance jobs, poetry or contests, editorial services or literary agents, it's all here.


  • Unfortunately, new writers too often fall prey to publishing, editing, or agent scams before they learn how the business works. Fortunately, there's help. These sites, like those above, offer trustworthy information on all aspects of children's writing and publishing, discussion forums, opportunities to ask questions, and more.


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