Children's Writer's and Illustrator's Market

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THE PATH TO PUBLICATION STARTS HERE! Whether you want to write young adult novels or illustrate picture books, 2002 Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market can help make your dreams of publication come true! It provides the information you need to find the book publishers, magazines, agents and art reps that are right for your work. You'll find contact names, submission guidelines, pay rates, Web sites, e-mail addresses, phone numbers and more:

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Overview

THE PATH TO PUBLICATION STARTS HERE! Whether you want to write young adult novels or illustrate picture books, 2002 Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market can help make your dreams of publication come true! It provides the information you need to find the book publishers, magazines, agents and art reps that are right for your work. You'll find contact names, submission guidelines, pay rates, Web sites, e-mail addresses, phone numbers and more:

You'll also find guidelines for writing effective query letters, preparing professional submissions and creating promotional art samples, along with information on organizations, conferences and contests that can boost your career.

Invaluable articles examine writing in rhyme, e-publishing, networking, negotiating contracts and marketing basics for illustrators, while interviews with award-winning creators David Almond (Skellig), Franny Billingsley (The Folk Keeper) and Amy Walrod (The Little Red Hen (Makes a Pizza)) offer insights and inspiration.

Finally, Philip Lee (Publisher, Lee & Low Books), Harold Underdown, (Vice President, ipicturebooks.com), Judy O'Malley (Editor, Cricket Magazine Group) and agent Barry Goldblatt provide you with insider advice for getting your work into print. It's all the information you need in one incredible book!

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If you are contemplating writing and/or illustrating a children's book or even if you are already a published author, this guidebook gives all the information you need to sell and market your work.
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Table of Contents

From the Editor 1
Just Getting Started? Some Quick Tips 2
How to Use This Book to Sell Your Work 4
Before Your First Sale 8
The Business of Writing & Illustrating 13
Contract Savvy for Writers & Illustrators 20
Self Promotion for Illustrators 26
Are E-Books an E-Z Sale? 35
A Peek into the Canadian Children's Book Market 42
Dummies Aren't for Dummies: Mocking Up a Picture Book 47
Read, Right? Read, Write! 52
Whose Book Is It Anyway? A Picture Book Illustrator's Perspective 54
Writing Humor (in Five Easy Steps) 60
Travelling Companions: Making Connections Online 65
To Crit or Not to Crit? A Spotlight on Critique Groups 74
Is It Really a Crime to Write in Rhyme? 77
First Books 84
Rachel Cohn 84
Theresa Smythe 86
Jennifer Thermes 88
Dori Chacones 88
First Books Follow-up: Sonya Sones 91
David Almond: A Sense of Coming Home 93
One Voice (in a Million) 101
Markets
Book Publishers 109
Insider reports
Franny Billingsley 114
Linda Sue Park 130
Amy Walrod 139
Harold Underdown 157
Phillip Lee 164
Magazines 205
Insider reports
Judy O'Malley 208
Traci Sikkink 226
Greeting Cards, Puzzles & Games 255
Play Publishers & Producers 263
Young Writer's & Illustrator's Markets 274
Resources
Agents & Art Reps 284
Insider report
Barry Goldblatt 288
Clubs & Organizations 298
Conferences & Workshops 304
SCBWI Conferences 304
Other Conferences 308
Contests, Awards & Grants 320
Insider report 336
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