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Writing Resource Books.

Posted on: September 19, 2009

Here are  a few of the book selections for writers of children’s literature found at:

http://www.writersbookstore.com/Books_on_Writing_for_Children.htm

 

Magazine Markets for Children’s Writers 2010
Geared toward freelance writers of material for and about children, parents, and teachers, Magazine Markets for Children’s Writers 2010 offers the very latest submission information for more than 650 publications. Each listing gives writers precisely what they need to know to make a sale, including a current analysis of each magazine’s freelance potential, rights and payment information, and tips from the editor on how best to break in. Also included are:

  • 58 completely new markets
  • Writing contest details
  • Sample query/cover letters, resumes, bibliographies, and more
  • Insight from industry professionals on how to write successful genre fiction; sports and activity articles; and “how-to” articles
  • Indexes for easy lookup

376 pages. Size: 7 x 9. $22.95 (C$22.95 in Canada).

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Book Markets for Children’s Writers 2010
Tap into the most accessible markets for your children’s or young adult manuscript with the only resource written exclusively for writers of juvenile books. The current edition continues to provide published and unpublished writers alike with the kind of insider knowledge that leads to a sale. You’ll find submission details for more than 590 North American book publishers—including 51 new markets—with tips on how and what to submit, as well as:

  • Analysis of each publisher’s freelance potential
  • Book writing contests and awards
  • Sample query/cover letters, outlines, proposals, and more
  • Feature articles on middle-grade and YA series fiction, contemporary fairy tales and folktales, and picture book/concept book nonfiction
  • Easy-to-use indexes by category and publisher

616 pages. Size: 6 x 9. $22.95 (C$22.95 in Canada).

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Children’s Writer® Guide to 2009 
A smart writing strategy will always pay off; the key to getting published lies in knowing the market. With the timely and insightful information found in Children’s Writer Guide, you’ll be well on your way to publication in 2009. Its 400+ pages divulge more inside information from today’s top editors, agents, and authors about current market needs and trends than any other source for writers. As inspirational as it is helpful, you’ll also find a wealth of ideas to spark your imagination and increase productivity. Written specifically with the goal of publication in mind, Children’s Writer Guide to 2009 arms you with everything you need to approach the market with confidence—and get results.

 

Topics include:

  • This year’s new book imprints and magazine launches
  • How sidebars, visuals, and more can cinch the sale
  • The art of self-revision and working with editors
  • Tips on negotiating a better contract, and innovative promotion ideas
  • An inside look at the acquisitions process at six publishing houses
  • Cultivating your memories to generate fiction ideas

 424 pages. Size: 6 x 9. $19.95 (C$19.95 in Canada).

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I am an aspiring picturebook writer with some magazine credits just no picture book contract yet. I know it is coming and I am more than willing to work for it.

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