Thank you, Sher Swanby and Carrie Pearson for the following resource list.
The Canadian Children’s Book Centre Word Pool (from the U.K.)
The Children’s Book Council – Updated regularly, organized as to your interest, content rich throughout.
Cynthia Leitich Smith Children’s Literature Resources – Interviews with authors, illustrators, and experts; news from the children’s literature community; articles and resources for writers; bibliographies. Emphasis on multiculturalism. Cynthia’s “Children’s Book Writer’s Reading List” is grist for any children’s writer. A superb website.
low-residency MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults
Harold’s Purple Crayon – Editor Underdown’s viewpoint of the children’s book business and news of internal changes. Best known perhaps for his column “Who’s moving where,” tracking editors as they move from house to house. Many of Laura Belgrave’s articles from “The Slush Pile” are now here.
Kid Magazine Writers
The Loft Literary Center
” . . . the nation’s largest and most comprehensive literary center, offering programs and services for readers and writers.”
A listing of Minnesota authors and illustrators available for classroom visits.
Minnesota Book Awards
Gateway to a statewide virtual library. Great research resource.
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)
OKAPI Readability Analysis
(search for “tools” — a great article by Roy Peter Clark)
A listing of local writers’ associations by state