BASIC TOOLKIT FOR CHILDREN’S AND YOUNG ADULT WRITERS
Best organization to join for information on craft, marketing, and publishers in the field is the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, http://www.scbwi.org/
Your national membership enables you to connect with other writers and/or illustrators via online chats, through-the-mail critique partnerships, and regional conferences.
There are hundreds of websites devoted to or including information about writing and marketing stories for young readers. Here are a few internet addresses to start your discovery process.
Margot Finke: http://mysite.verizon.net/mfinke/index.html
The Purple Crayon: http://www.underdown.org/
Verla Kay: http://www.verlakay.com/
Cynthia Leitich Smith: http://www.cynthialeitichsmith.com/
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