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. (UPDATE: zippydoodah, Sheryl Davis-Troller & authoralyssamayley won.)
"Whenever anyone asks for publishing advice,
I tell them to grab the latest edition of Children's
Writer's & Illustrator's Market."
"CWIM is a great resource for artists and writers
who are ready to share their talent with the world."
"CWIM is an invaluable resource for any aspiring
writer hoping to get published. It helped me a lot
and I recommend it to everyone."
"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."
"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."
“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.”
"Chuck Sambuchino’s Children’s Writer’s and
Illustrator’s Market has all you need to
master the publishing process."
"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