The Latest Children’s Writer’s & Illustrator’s Market Is Out — So Get Your Children’s Book Published

The 2014 Children’s Writer’s & Illustrator’s Market is out and available in major bookstores! Although it’s a few months old, I’ve never done a proper announcement and giveaway, but, heck, it’s 2014 — a new year with grand possibilities. What better way to start than a giveaway contest? The CWIM a great resource guide for writers of picture books and novels for kids (young adult, middle grade) as well as illustrators.

The new 2014 edition of the Children’s Writer’s & Illustrator’s Market is updated and packed with info. Now in its 26th year, the newest edition still provides great market and submission/contact information for book publishers, art reps, international publishers, literary agents, contests, magazines, conferences and more. In addition to hundreds of markets for your kids book, this new edition has the following:

  • Interviews with acclaimed novelists such as Beth Revis (Across the Universe), R.L. Stine (Goosebumps), Marie Lu (Legend), and many more. Hear from the masters.
  • Spotlights of 11 debut authors who broke out. These authors are great examples to study, as you can see what they did right, what they wish they did years ago, how they got their literary agents, and more.
  • 19 new listed art reps for illustrators. We found 19 new reps to list in the 2014 edition, along with other reps. And if you’re an illustrator, check out the interview with illustrator Debbie Ridpath Ohi in the book!
  • “New Agent Spotlights” that pinpoint new/newer literary reps who are actively seeking submissions and clients NOW.
  • And much more.

Buy it here! (It is available wherever books are sold, including Barnes & Noble or on Amazon, but know that when you order any product from our Writer’s Digest shop, you get the same deep discount you find on Amazon.) Need more reasons to buy? How about 8 darn good testimonials below from these very cool people, many of which are bestsellers, and some of which have even had movies made out of their books.

THE GIVEAWAY!!! Comment on this post and just say anything nice about any element of Writer’s Digest you enjoy — from a blog post to a class or a book or anything else. In two weeks, I will pick 3 winners randomly to win a copy of the book! It’s that easy.



“Whenever anyone asks for publishing advice,
I tell them to grab the latest edition of Children’s
Writer’s & Illustrator’s Market

JAY ASHER, author of the #1 New York
Times bestseller 13 Reasons Why

and The Future of Us


CWIM is a great resource for artists and writers
who are ready to share their talent with the world.”

MEG CABOT, author of multiple #1 New York Times
bestsellers, including the Princess Diaries series


CWIM is an invaluable resource for any aspiring
writer hoping to get published. It helped me a lot
and I recommend it to everyone.”

JAMES DASHNER, New York Times best-selling
author of The Maze Runner series, the first book of which
is soon to be a major motion picture.


Children’s Writer’s & Illustrator’s Market is invaluable
for writers of children’s books. Chock-full of publishing
resources, it’s a must-have.”

BECCA FITZPATRICK, author of Hush-Hush
and Crescendo


“If you’re serious about writing or illustrating for
young people, the information, tools and insights
within the Children’s Writer’s & Illustrator’s Market
will get you started on the right path.”

WENDY TOLIVER, author of Lifted


Children’s Writer’s and Illustrator’s Market has all the things
a new writer needs to know about the business, like who’s
who and how to submit to agents and publishers, but it also
has all the intangibles, like advice and encouragement.
Buy it for the information, keep it for the inspiration.”

bestselling author of Starcrossed.


“Chuck Sambuchino’s Children’s Writer’s and
Illustrator’s Market has all you need to
master the publishing process.”

JULIE CANTRELL, New York Times and
USA Today bestselling author of Into the Free


“In my pre-published days (and there were many), purchasing
and perusing the new edition of the Children’s Writer’s &
Illustrator’s Market
guide was such a hopeful time of year
for me.  I really got my optimistic juices flowing while reading
the articles and highlighting names of editors and agents.
You’re part of a great publication!”

CLARE VANDERPOOL author of the
young adult novel, NAVIGATING EARLY
(Delacorte, 2013)

Pick up the 2014 edition of CWIM here!


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94 thoughts on “The Latest Children’s Writer’s & Illustrator’s Market Is Out — So Get Your Children’s Book Published

  1. Charlotte Rodenberg

    I bought the 2010 edition of this book while researching publishers for my manuscript and illustrations. I am proud to say that this book helped me write query letters, learn about the industry and select potential publishers to submit my work to. My first book “Bronto and the Pterodactyl Eggs”(c.craigmorecreations) was picked up in 2010 and hit bookshelves in 2011. I i have sense then signed a contract with my publisher for a sequel and continue to refer to my Writer’s Market book for inspiration and information. THANKS!!

  2. Shirley

    I love this site. I read about myself every time I log in. I have a lot of problems getting my book written. I come on here and THERE IT IS!! The very reason I can’t get it done. Amazing how you guys can read my mind. Thanks so much.
    I may get the book finished before I get old enough to draw social security.
    Really, I love this place. I can’t wait for the magazine every other month. Within days it has almost every paged turned down, things written on every page and as wrinkled as my plaid shirt I wear every day. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

  3. Sandra

    Writer’s Digest provides a plethora of useful writing services. I don’t think there’s a question that hasn’t been answered by its team of writers.

    I rarely enter contests, but the prize for this one is a wonderful resource. Good luck to all who enter.

  4. jndsma

    I love that moment when the WD newsletter appears in my inbox. I always open it right away, even if I’m working at my “other” job, and in the middle of an important project. There are so many useful and interesting articles, and I’m always eager to start reading them!

  5. Kim

    The expertise and encouragement that Writer’s Digest provides in priceless to any writer. It’s a big writing world out there and I wouldn’t even know where to begin navigating without Writer’s Digest. The 2013 Children’s Writer’s & Illustrator’s Market is definitely on my writer wishlist!

  6. sanockij

    I never know what I’m going to find when I start surfing around on WD. It might be tips on making dialogue more effective, or how to make setting as vivid as a character, or ways to make even the most minor characters memorable. It’s always a surprise, but always helpful.

  7. blaisemi

    Have read and loved Writer’s Digest for years. There’s always some new and fresh to learn about both the craft and business of writing. Thanks for all the great work!

  8. viviankirkfield

    Am I too late for the party? I hope not! I’m rediscovering the wonderful world of writing for children…what better guide and roadmap for my journey than a copy of Writer’s Digest. Now that I’ve registered on this site, I hope to return often to use it as a resource as I write, revise, submit and hopefully…publish!

  9. BookLover2

    Writer’s Digest is such a terrific resource that I constantly refer to in order to improve my writing. I love the writing articles and tips and the writing tutorials. I also find the forum to be a valuable resource: I find many answers that I’ve been looking for, or ones that I didn’t even know I had been looking for, which have really saved me a lot of endless searching.
    Thank you!

  10. julesmae

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  11. paigehawk

    Writer’s Digest should be a required tool for every writer. Whether you are just discovering a passion for the written word or you are already a published author, Writer’s Digest has something for you!

  12. cekster

    This is an amazing reference for authors. I always have it by my side when I’m working on a submission. In addition, I love reading all the inspiring stories in the front of the book. If you are serious about this business, the Children’s Writer’s & Illustrator’s Market is a necessity. I was waiting for the 2013 edition to come out!

  13. jacobstahl

    I am new to Writer’s Digest and have, so far, found so many answers to my questions about picture books and children’s literature in the blogs and postings I’ve read here.

  14. marge0857

    Writer’s Digest is like having a professional writing instructor right at your fingertips, always willing and able to provide the guidance and incentive all writers need!

  15. mindbuilder

    Favotite part of Writer’s Digest – don’t laugh – but aside from the informative that is obviously useful in terms of markets, etc. – is that it’s SITTING ON MY SHELF ABOVE MY DESK and constantly reminding me of what I’m supposed to do. Sometimes when I’m in a funk and being non-productive, I can reach up and pull it off the shelf and nearly always, thumbing through it gets me going again!

  16. MelodyAislyn

    Sometimes when I’ve been having a difficult writing week, I’ll log onto my email and see a new one from Writer’s Digest. And whether it is a writing tip or news about new inquiring agents, my spirits seem to lift a little as I read. I know I’m a good writer and I know that someday I will be published. It just takes one agent to read one query letter and have one good feeling about my work. That’s what Writer’s Digest gives me. Hope.

  17. Maggie78

    Have been reading Writer’s Digest for many years. Enjoy it all and particularly the articles on non-fiction writing. With a picture book on the back burner, I would absolutely love to add the 2013 Children’s Writer’s & Illustrator’s Market to my collection of reference books. Thanks for the giveaway.

  18. Paige3

    Love the free downloads, the writing competitions, and like it when WD showcases a writer’s website and explains why it is so great online. Yup, a great place to ‘feel’ included. Thanks.

  19. Ishmael

    The shopping. I love the books they offer, and I’ve managed to put together a little library that answers all of my writing questions. Lots of good stuff. 🙂

  20. abaker237

    As a brand new writer I know very little about the whole process of getting a book published. The many emails from Writers Digest has been very very valuable.

  21. vrundell

    My favorite part of WD? Getting it–mailbox or inbox, I just love each new arrival. I read and re-read the print and archive the e-versions for later convenience. So much useful info, particularly the new agent spotlights and “How I landed my agent” columns….

    Thanks always!

  22. Heart2Heart

    I love the weekly writing prompts, the 2013 Guide (Deluxe Edition) I bought, the contest opportunities and the articles…….I Love Writers Digest!

  23. sscott725

    I really like the sample query letters because it shows me what to do and what not to do. Mainly, I just love this whole site. As a newbie writer, I find the resources here invaluable.

  24. CarlyMc

    If you can’t find the time to write, I highly recommend the Writer’s Digest class “Fitting Writing Into Your Life,” taught by Terri Valentine. It’ll change the way you think about time. And the class textbook, The Productive Writer, by Sage Cohen, is invaluable. I had a book signing and speaking engagement last weekend, and the chapter “Going Public” saved me. I keep the book with me all the time for reference.

  25. Teresa

    You should see all the WD books I have on my bookshelves! Love them all. This past week, I’ve been spending quality time with “The Writer’s Digest Character Naming Sourcebook” for my WIP. 😉

  26. jojo3800

    I think seeing all those pages and pages of publishers and agents gives hope. After all the reminders of just how hard it is to get published–you need hope. As for Writer’s Digest, I love the variety of articles. There is something about everything!

  27. Graelyn

    I love Writer’s Digest. It gives me so much information and many times it has helped me to expand my knowledge of writing and the writing business.

    I would like to win the 2013 Children’s Writer’s and Illustrator’s Market because I would like to expand my writing into the children’s market.


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