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Online Resources for Children’s Writers and Illustrators

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

Agent Query AE
American Library Association O
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
American Booksellers Association/ABC Children’s Group O
Bent on Books AE
Children’s Book Insider
Children’s Books
Children’s Book Council O
Fiction Notes F
Fiction University F
From the Mixed-Up Files… of Middle-Grade Authors MG
Helping Writers Become Authors
The Horn Book
Institute of Children’s Literature
Jane Friedman
Kidlit 411
Literary Rambles
Literature and Latte – Scrivener
Manuscript Wish List AE
Monster List of Picture Book Agents AE PB
Picture Book Month PB
Publisher’s Marketplace AE
Resources for Writers – including “Writing for Children’s Magazines” and “Educational Markets for Children’s Writers
SCBWI’s Discussion Boards – formerly blue boards
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators O
The 22 rules of storytelling, according to Pixar F
The Write Conversation
Write for Kids
Write to Done
Writer Beware
Writer UnBoxed
Writing and Illustrating
Writing, Illustrating, and Publishing Children’s Books: The Purple Crayon
YA Books Central YA
If you have others you like, feel free to add in the comments.

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