Brian Klems, who manages WritersDigest.com and has his own Questions & Quandaries blog, alerted me to the following cool pieces available on the site:
- "On the Edge: Poetry for the Younger Set," by Kara Gebhart Uhl, asks, "Will the creation of a Children's Poet Laureate and the staying power of novels-in-verse allow room for new writers in the burgeoning market?" The article includes advice from the United States first Children's Poet Laureate, Jack Prelutsky, as well as Janet Schulman (editor-at-large of Random House Children's Books), Julie Larios (author of Yellow Elephant), Steven Malk (agent at Writers House), and many more.
- "Children's Poetry Markets," compiled by Alice Pope, lists nine book publishers that accept novels-in-verse book ideas.
- And since I just mentioned her--if you're interested in "poetry for the younger set," then I suggest you check out Alice Pope's CWIM blog on a regular basis at http://cwim.blogspot.com.