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I am the New Editor of Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market

I just heard recently that I will be the new editor of Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market starting with the next edition (the 2012 edition). The news is both an honor and a challenge. Long-time editor Alice Pope helmed the book for ... well, a long time, and she did a fantastic job over her two decades steering the ship. I am honored to be the new captain.

Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market
has always been a fantastic and popular resource for writers, and has sold more than 500,000 copies since its inception. I realize it is beloved in the kids writing world, so I can only tell you that I will do my best to keep it great and make it the best resource possible. I'm in touch with a lot of children's writers and agents each week, so I feel like I am up to this challenge. Talleyho, dudes.

(And in response to comments, YES, I will still be editing Guide to Literary Agents and doing this blog.)

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The 2011 edition of CWIM
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