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Writing Resources

Here is a list of valuable links, resources, services & events. This is an ever-evolving list, so feel free to visit often to see what's new!

New Links:

The List to End All Lists!


Agent Calls

Writing with Inventive Language

Writing Successful Queries

Writer's Digest Query Tips

Sub It Club


Query Letters

Back Matter Matters

NF Comps & How to Find Them

Finding Comps

Theme vs Main Idea
(with helpful videos)

Writing Books with Heart - Revision Tips


50 Publishers Accepting Submissions

What is a Quiet Picture Book?

Writing Rhyming Non-Fiction Books

Attempting Rhyme? Start Here


Great first lines. Collection each month


15 Picture Books that Show vs Tell


 Writing Action




Show Don’t Tell


Quick PB Writing Tips

Cookie Books


Fun Idea Generator


Book Printers

What Exactly is Informational Fiction? from the Critique Pile 


Non-Fiction Structure Styles



Lessons From the Critique Pile


Pitch examples


Pitches #2

Writing a Pitch





Query letters

Agent List ( A good place to start)

Writing for Your Audience

Interview with Frances Gilbert - Editor/Author



75 Publishers Accepting Manuscripts

19 Publishers Accepting Manuscripts



Hooks & Fresh Angles



Genres Explained



Lists of Best PB’s


Best Picture Books 

Subscribe to Susanna Hill’s email list 

This is a great list. Scroll to the bottom & people add books to the excel sheet.


Keeping Track of Comps

Great first lines. Collection each month

Show Don’t Tell

15 PB that Show vs Tell


 Writing Action




Rhyming Resources


Here are other resources with definitions:

a lot of Shel Silverstein & Valerie Worth

And also this book:

Books on the Craft

On Writing - Stephen King 


The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Publishing Children’s Books by Harold D. Underdown




SCBWI Long Island chapter

LICWI - Long Island Children’s Writers & Illustrators 


Accounts that Host Events

Brian Gehrlein 

Manuscript 411 & MS swap

12x12 Julie hedlund 






Useful Hashtags 


kidlit kidlitart picturebooks writingcommunity



Twitter pitch contests

Use the hastags below to read through prior twitter events. Awesome opportunity to learn which pitches work.











Picture Book Summit Podcast


All three episodes: 

Developing, Generating & Assessing Ideas


Kidlit411 Manuscript Swap 

Facebook Group 


Kidlit411 website 

A bazillion resources &

Editorial Services 

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