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Resources for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators


Comprehensive Information


KidLit 411


Society for Children's Book Writers & Illustrators


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





Children's Book Academy


Highlights Foundation


Storyteller Academy


The Writing Barn



Books on the Craft of Writing


The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Children's Books - Harold Underdown


Writing Irresistible Kidlit - Mary Kole


How to Write a Children's Book and Get It Published - Barbara Seuling


Writing Picture Books Revised and Expanded Edition - Ann Whitford Paul




Pitch Contests, Scholarships, Mentorships


A number of pitch events for authors & illustrators have stopped operating or are in a state of flux as they reevauate the platform they will use going forward. For 2024, I recommend SavvyAuthors Pitchfest which is held in March and October.


Scholarships, Grants, and Mentorship Programs


12x12 Picture Book Challenge Scholarship


The Editor-Writer Mentorship


Highlights Foundation Scholarships


PB Rising Stars Mentorship Program


SCBWI (must be a member)


We Need Diverse Books