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.

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



Agent Query AE
http://www.agentquery.com/

American Library Association O
http://www.ala.org/
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
http://sevencamels.blogspot.com

American Booksellers Association/ABC Children's Group O
http://www.bookweb.org/membership/ABC

Bent on Books AE
http://jennybent.blogspot.com/

Children's Book Insider
http://cbiclubhouse.com/clubhouse/

Children's Books
http://childrensbooks.about.com/

Children's Book Council O
http://www.cbcbooks.org/

Cynsations
http://cynthialeitichsmith.blogspot.com/

DearEditor.com
http://deareditor.com/

The Drawing Board for Illustrators I
http://www.thedrawingboardforillustrators.com/

Edit Minion
http://editminion.com/

Fiction Notes F
http://www.darcypattison.com/

Fiction University F
http://blog.janicehardy.com/

From the Mixed-Up Files... of Middle-Grade Authors MG
http://www.fromthemixedupfiles.com/

Goodreads
https://www.goodreads.com/

Guide to Literary Agents AE
http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/guide-to-literary-agents

Helping Writers Become Authors
https://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/

The Horn Book
http://www.hbook.com/

InkyGirl
http://inkygirl.com/

Institute of Children's Literature
https://www.instituteforwriters.com/about/institute-of-childrens-literature/

JacketFlap
http://www.jacketflap.com/

Jane Friedman
https://janefriedman.com/

Kidlit 411
http://www.kidlit411.com/

Literary Rambles
http://www.literaryrambles.com/

Literature and Latte - Scrivener
https://www.literatureandlatte.com/scrivener.php

Manuscript Wish List AE
http://www.manuscriptwishlist.com/

Monster List of Picture Book Agents AE PB
http://frolickingthroughcyberspace.blogspot.com/p/monster-list-of-picture-book-agents.html

Picture Book Month PB
http://picturebookmonth.com/

Publisher's Marketplace AE
http://www.publishersmarketplace.com/

Resources for Writers - including "Writing for Children's Magazines" and "Educational Markets for Children's Writers
http://evelynchristensen.com/writers.html

SCBWI's Blueboard - for members and nonmembers
http://www.scbwi.org/boards/index.php

Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators O
www.scbwi.org

The 22 rules of storytelling, according to Pixar F
http://io9.gizmodo.com/5916970/the-22-rules-of-storytelling-according-to-pixar

The Write Conversation
http://thewriteconversation.blogspot.com/

Write for Kids
http://www.write4kids.com/

Write to Done
http://writetodone.com/

Writer Beware
http://www.sfwa.org/other-resources/for-authors/writer-beware/

Writer UnBoxed
http://writerunboxed.com/

Writing and Illustrating
https://kathytemean.wordpress.com/

Writing, Illustrating, and Publishing Children's Books: The Purple Crayon
http://www.underdown.org/

YA Books Central YA
http://www.yabookscentral.com/

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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