Useful Links

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Excellent Starting Points

The Canadian Children's Book Centre 
Links to Canadian publishers' sites, profiles of authors and illustrators, a calendar of upcoming events, CCBC publications including the annual market listing of Canadian publishers, the “Our Choice” catalogue, and more.

The Children's Literature Web Guide 
Links to nearly everything related to children's literature on the internet

Kid Magazine Writers
A motivational and supportive ezine for those writing for children’s and teen’s magazines

Once Upon a Time
A motivational and supportive peer ezine by writers, illustrators, and publishers of works for children

The Purple Crayon
Editor Harold Underdown has collected many articles, tips, and sites that will interest writers and illustrators.


Sites for Writers

Blog Central
A list of editor, agent, author, and kidslit blogs maintained by a writer

Canadian Review of Materials
An online review journal of books, CDs, and media for children and teens

Digital Librarian
A librarian's list of the best websites related to children's literature

Institute of Children's Literature
Resources for aspiring writers

Poetry Advocates for Children & Young Adults
PACYA is a grassroots, not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting poetry for every age group. : Children's Writing Supersite
A research centre, a catalog of materials,FAQs, info on trends, and more, created by the people who put out the "Children's Book Insider" newsletter

Sites for Illustrators

The Drawing Board
Articles, interviews, and links for illustrators in all markets

A directory of children’s book illustration by the people who put out Picturebook, portfolios news, a listserv, links, a chat room, and more


The Publishing Business
Information on publishers and authors, reviews, awards, booksellers, and libraries,
plus a calendar of events, a mailing list, and more

Children's Publishers' Submission Guidelines - Canadian Publishers
Links to websites of Canadian children's book publishers and to the submission guidelines of Canadian children's magazines. (Prepared by SCBWI Canada East)

Alice's Children's Writer's and Illustrator's Market blog
“News and musings” from the editor of the annual print guidebook Children's Writer's and Illustrator's Market

The Colossal Directory of Children's Publishers
How to find the perfect publisher

Editor & Publisher
The website of “America’s oldest journal covering the newspaper industry”

A huge searchable data base of children’s publishers. News, websites, blogs, top titles, and more

Preditors & Editors
Is that offer too good to be true? See if the company is listed here.

Publishers' Catalogues
Links to publishers around the world--catalogues, web sites, bookstores, and more

A direct link to the children's sections of the PublishersWeekly website - Children's Bookshelf (newsletter), Reviews, and Bestseller Lists.


Associations and Guilds

The Authors Guild
Information of interest to all writers, on contracts, rights, copyright, and more

The Canadian Authors Association 
Information on the organization, regional activities, and more

Canadian Society of Children's Authors, Illustrators, and Performers 
CANSCAIP offers bios of their members, forums, event information, links to members’ websites, and more.

The Children's Book Council
The website of the association of publishers and packagers of trade books and related materials for children and young adults.

Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI)
The website of our parent organization. Links to other chapters around the globe, grant information, FAQs, award announcements, etc.

The Writers' Union of Canada 
Info on the organization, contests, members, legal services, etc.


Other Useful Sites
The online bookstore's Canadian site
The online bookstore

Barnes & Noble
The bookstore online
“A family of independent bookseller websites.” Find an independent bookstore in your area (U.S. addresses).

Canada Post 
How much does it cost to mail that letter? Info on other services as well.

Canadian Booksellers Association
Find an independent bookseller in your area (Canadian addresses).  
The bookstore online

United States Postal Service
How to order U.S. stamps, an international postage rate calculator, a shipping-label printing service for the return of those precious manuscripts, and more.

Links to Non-SCBWI Events

The Canadian Children's Book Centre CCBC Book Events Calendar
This site is a comprehensive source of Canadian Children’s Book Events. It is run by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to those who make and read Children’s books. Events are submitted by CCBC members.

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