The Essential Guide to Publishing for Children

The guide covers all aspects of the publishing process, including finding an agent, writing a query letter, writing a book proposal, understanding contracts, and more.

Members, go to your Member Home, choose the My Resources tab, and scroll through the list to see The Essential Guide as well as your other exclusive SCBWI Resources.

Join SCBWI as a Premium Member to access The Essential Guide. It contains new and essential articles such as:
  • maximizing social media
  • creating book trailers
  • best practices in independent publishing, and grassroots promotion
  • up-to-the-minute Market Survey, which includes a comprehensive house by house listing of editors, art directors, and key personnel
  • other directories include The International Market Survey, The Reviewers Directory, The Agents Directory, and a unique feature called Edited By, in which editors have been personally surveyed to provide a history of their recent acquisitions
  • key resources include an annotated bibliography of essential reference books for any aspiring children’s book author or illustrator, as well as a current listing of bloggers, reviewers, grants, and awards
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