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FAQ/Resources about Writing & Publishing for Children/Young Adults

Writing, Reading, & Publishing Resources For Groan-Ups:
(note that writing & reading come before publishing. In my case, many pages & yearssssss before publishing:) 


SCBWI (Society of Childrens Book Writers & Ilustrators): Aith National & Regional Chapters this is the place to go for information, resources, conferences, community, and all things related to the field of children's literature. 


Blogs/Websites: (a mix of craft, biz, PB, MG, YA etc.) 

Two Writing Teachers


Betsy Bird’s Fuse 8 Blog at

Publishers Weekly Children's

Jane Yolen


Reading While White

The Purple Crayon

StoryStorm Blog, Tara Lazar




Writing With Pictures: How to Write and Illustrate Children’s Books by Uri Shulevitz.

Writing for Children by Jane Yolen

Writing Irresistible Kid Lit, By Mary Cole


Classes/Schools/Workshops: You’ll have to look at local universities, and writing spaces, but certainly if you are in NYC check out the Writing for Children/YA MFA program at The New School where I am the coordinator! And (sefish plug) I love to travel to teach my Act-Like-A-Writer Workshops. 


Writing Resources For Kid Writers:

Coming soon...

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