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SCBWI Resources
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Top 10 FAQs About Publishing for Young Readers

Polishing your Manuscript: Starting A Critique Group; Query Letters

Getting Started: Formatting Manuscripts; Types of Publishers, "From the Editor's Desk"

Illustrator Portfolios: How to Organize Your Work; How to Critique a Portfolio

SCBWI Speakers Bureau

SCBWI Writer's Market Survey

SCBWI Illustrator's Market Guide

SCBWI Illustrator's Gallery

Who Edited What?

Legal Questions: Copyrights and Contracts

Publicizing Your Published Work

School Visits

Publishing Alternatives - Is Self Publishing a Good Idea?

SCBWI Awards and Grants

SCBWI Master Class

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Research and Writing Resources

American Library Association

Atlanta-Fulton County (GA) Library System

Jefferson County (AL) Library Cooperative

The de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection (MS) - The main focus of this site is on American and British children's literature, historical and contemporary. The Collection is housed at the University of Southern Mississippi and holds the original manuscripts and illustrations of more than 1200 authors and illustrators, as well as 100,000+ published books dating from 1530 to the present.

Publishers Weekly - The international news magazine of book publishing and bookselling.

The New York Times Book Review

Smithsonian Institution - Stay home and explore the Smithsonian!

The United States National Library of Medicine - Research the world’s largest medical library.

The Reading Corner - Sponsored by the Carroll County Public Library in Westminster, Michigan, The Reading corner has a section with book reviews written by Western Michigan College undergraduate and graduate students taking courses in children's and young adult literature and by WMC school library media instructors.

SouthernBreeze Yahoo Group

The Purple Crayon - Harold Underdown, a children’s book editor, maintains this informative site about writing, illustrating, and publishing children's books.

Highlights Foundation - Workshops for those interested in writing for children and teens.

Institute of Children's Literature - Writing courses for adults interested in learning to write and for children and teens.

Kid Magazine Writers - Dedicated to writers of children's magazines and provides monthly columns on fiction, poetry, non-fiction, technique, marketing and tips for beginning writers. Our own Southern Breezer, ARA Heather Montgomery, writes their non-fiction column.

Bilan Inc Shelli Johannes-Wells offers a monthly newsletter, The Write Times, with a variety of information including fun facts, marketing tips, and ways to ensure effective marketing for your business.

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For Illustrators

Illustrator's Guild

Picture Book Artists Association - PBAA is an independent association of professional children's book illustrators from around the world.

Picture Book - The #1 directory for children’s illustration. Viewed by publishers, advertising agencies, toy manufacturers, game and card companies.

Children's Illustrators
- This web site displays portfolios from over 800 illustrators and 20 international agents with a total of 23868 illustrations and 1870 published books available to view.

The Society of Illustrators
Based in New York, the Society has a long history of involvement in illustration, contributions to community service and student scholarship, annual exhibitions and recognition of the greats in the field of Illustration, welfare fund and stand on legal issues, sketch classes, lecture series and social gatherings.

Phyllis Cahill - A full time professional illustrator and a previous SCBWI Regional Advisor. Click on her “Great Sites” tab for links to sites for illustrators plus an article she wrote on how to prepare yourself and your portfolio to visit NYC.

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 Writing Organizations

Author's Guild

Alabama Writers’ Forum - A partnership of the Alabama State Council on the Arts.

Georgia Writers Association
- A nonprofit organization working throughout Georgia to encourage and strengthen writers in both the creative and the business aspects of the writing life.

Gulf Coast Writers Association - Striving to encourage and inspire writers throughout the Mississippi Gulf Coast regional area.

The Academy of American Poets - Supporting American poets at all stages of their careers - fostering appreciation of contemporary poetry.

Mystery Writers of America - A professional  organization for mystery and crime writers, professionals allied to the crime writing field, aspiring crime writers, and crime fiction fanatics.

Romance Writers of America
- Dedicated to advancing the professional interests of career-focused romance writers through networking and advocacy.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc - A non-profit organization of professional writers of science fiction, fantasy, and related genres.

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Out of Print, Rare or Collectible Book Sites




Book finder

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Postal Information

National Address Server - Given a valid U.S. postal address, this server attempts to rewrite the address in the proper format along with the ZIP+4 code. If it is successful, you can retrieve a Postscript or a GIF file of the address for printing, with a barcode.

U.S. Postal Service - Find zip codes, calculate postage, print shipping labels, locate post offices, track and confirm, etc..


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