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Kid Lit Resources

The most important thing you can do as a writer is join a critique group. Teri met hers at the SCBWI conference in LA.



Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. 

An international professional organization for authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults.

Highlights Foundation

Workshops for children's authors and illustrators.

Writing and Illustrating

Daily newsletter with information and resources.

Manuscript Wish List

Database of what agents and editors are looking for.

Manuscript Academy

An online conference of online panels, classes, and one-on-one pitch meetings.



A challenge to write 12 picture book manuscripts in 12 months.​​

#MSWL on Twitter


Manuscript Wish List. Hashtag where agents and editors post their interests and book ideas.


Brenda Drake's Pitch Madness

Pitch events on Twitter.

We Need Diverse Books

A non-profit advocating changes in the publishing industry to produce literature that reflects the lives of all young people.

The Jeff Herman Guide to Editors, Publishers & Literary Agents

Writing Picture Books by Ann Whitford Paul

A guide to create engaging children's picture books.

The Emotional Thesaurus by Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi

A writer's guide to character expression.

Wayne State's Guide to Children's Literature

Lyrical Language Lab


Renee M. La Tulippe's writing lesson videos for writers of rhyming picture books.

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