Resources for All Writers

Here are some resources for writers of all ages who want to write for children and young adults.

*Resources marked with an asterisk are for all writers, not just those writing for children.

Sample Manuscript Formats

Manuscript Formats Sample Examples for formatting picture books and novels.

There are hundreds of resources for writers on the Internet–this is only a small sampling!

  • Wild Ink: How to Write Fiction for Young Adults by Victoria Hanley, Cottonwood Press
  • Writer’s Digest Books
    Children’s Writers and Illustrators Market (current year)
  • Institute for Children’s Literature
    Book Markets for Children’s Writers (current year) and Magazine Markets for Children’s Writers (current year)
  • Publishers Weekly*
    About books for all ages, children and adults. Articles, book reviews.
  • School Library Journal
    Articles and book reviews targeting public and school librarians working with children and young adults.
  • The Horn Book
    Articles, essays, and extensive book reviews of books for children and young adults.
  • Book  List Online*
    Publications of the American Library Association; book reviews for librarians working with children and young adults.

*info on writing for adults as well.