Online Resources for Children's Writers and Illustrators

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There are hundreds, maybe thousands, of writing and/or illustrating sites on the web, and many good ones. Here is a sampling to get you started for 2017.

AE - agents and/or editors
F - fiction
I - illustration
MG - middle grade
O - organizations
PB - picture books
YA - young adult

Agent Query AE

American Library Association O
Check here for information on awards. They have a section of author and illustrator websites, too.

Art of Storyboarding at Temple of the Seven Golden Camels I

American Booksellers Association/ABC Children's Group O

Bent on Books AE

Children's Book Insider

Children's Books

Children's Book Council O


The Drawing Board for Illustrators I

Edit Minion

Fiction Notes F

Fiction University F

From the Mixed-Up Files... of Middle-Grade Authors MG


Guide to Literary Agents AE

Helping Writers Become Authors

The Horn Book


Institute of Children's Literature


Jane Friedman

Kidlit 411

Literary Rambles

Literature and Latte - Scrivener

Manuscript Wish List AE

Monster List of Picture Book Agents AE PB

Picture Book Month PB

Publisher's Marketplace AE

Resources for Writers - including "Writing for Children's Magazines" and "Educational Markets for Children's Writers

SCBWI's Blueboard - for members and nonmembers

Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators O

The 22 rules of storytelling, according to Pixar F

The Write Conversation

Write for Kids

Write to Done

Writer Beware

Writer UnBoxed

Writing and Illustrating

Writing, Illustrating, and Publishing Children's Books: The Purple Crayon

YA Books Central YA

If you have others you like, feel free to add in the comments. (If you can't see the comment box, click on the title above and scroll to the bottom of the resulting page.)

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