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.

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.

If you write novels, I highly recommend these resources!

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Wild Ink: Success Secrets to Writing and Publishing in the Young Adult Market by Victoria Hanley.

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