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Sites for Children’s Book Writers

If you’re interested in writing for children, here are some great resources to get you started.

Aaron Shepard’s Kidwriter Page
Aaron Shepard’s site gives both basic and more advanced advice about writing and publishing children’s books.

Children’s Book Council
The Children’s Book Council site provides information about children’s books and children’s book publishing.

Cynthia Leitich Smith’s Children’s Literature Resources
If you’re looking for interviews, reviews, and author website links, try this site.

The Purple Crayon
This site, put together by the editor Harold Underdown, gives both basic and more advanced advice about the business of publishing children’s books.

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI)
SCBWI is a professional organization for children’s book writers and illustrators. It sponsors conferences, both regional and national, sends out up-to-date publishing advice to its members, and provides other great services. If you’re in New England, try NESCBWI.

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Sites for Fantasy Writers

Resources for fantasy writers.

Diana Wynn Jones Articles
On writing.
On heroes. On using the Middle Ages.
Ms. Jones’s helpful articles about writing fantasy.

Holly Black’s Writing Resources
Ms. Black’s links for fantasy writers.

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America is an organization for, well, I imagine you can figure it out. The organization web site has resources for both members and non-members. Of particular interest is the SFWA The Craft of Writing blog.

Writing with Color
This site explores common tropes, stereotypes, and inaccuracies.

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Web Sites for Kid and Teen Writers

If you are a kid or a teen who likes to write, check out some of these places to publish your work.

A Collection of Online Publication Opportunities for Student Writing, from the National Writing Project.

New Pages Young Authors Guide.

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