Archive for the ‘Children’s Books’ Category

Chronicle Books

This publisher of children’s books is accepting unsolicited submissions. I have not submitted to Chronicle but plan on doing so in the future.

They publish fiction and non-fiction.

http://www.chroniclebooks.com/submissions

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Print Books

As more publishers continue to not accept unsolicited manuscripts, it has become harder for writers who wish to write for print books.

Charlesbridge does accept unsolicited manuscripts.

https://www.charlesbridge.com/pages/submissions

Here are more details on submissions:

https://www.charlesbridge.com/pages/manuscript-submission-guidelines

It isn’t easy when we are unknown to an editor; we must make it past the first-reader and that can be hard. But I did it in the past and my goal is to reenter the children’s market, both fiction and non-fiction.

Here is their 2017 catalog. This is a valuable resource for writers to learn to known what type books are published by this company.

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0750/0101/files/S17-_charlesbridge-catalog.pdf?9817395338989480457

 

SCBWI

Do you belong? It’s important that writers for children check out this organization, the leading one for writers like us. Editors like to know we belong too. Every year they update their publishing guide, one of the best there is.

https://www.scbwi.org/

Write for Kids

A website presented by Children’s Book Insider. Full of information.

http://writeforkids.org/

Writing a Picture Book

Margot Finke gives excellent advice in this article, taken from Harold Underdown’s website. Be sure to check out both of these people. They are among the best for children’s authors. I highly recommend you refer to their messages.

http://underdown.org/mf-rhyme-and-meter.htm

Good author to check out

I know I’ll learn a lot from this prolific children’s author. She’s written over 100 science books. I am a biologist, but I haven’t taken advantage of my background as much as I should. Time to correct that.

http://www.melissa-stewart.com/index.html

Celebrate Science

I just discovered this excellent blog by Melissa Stewart, who has written over 150 nonfiction books for children. Like me, she’s a scientist, not a teacher, and I know I’ll learn a lot from her blog and webpage. If you like writing for science, check this out.

http://celebratescience.blogspot.com/

Canyon de Chelly-104 WILD MAMMALS & CBLOG

I’m also a photographer, so will occasionally include my photos. These are free-roaming Indian ponies in Canyon de Chelly, Arizona