The 2015 Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market Is Out -- Here Are 8 Reasons to Buy It (and Naturally I'm Giving Away Books!) - Writer's Digest

The 2015 Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market Is Out -- Here Are 8 Reasons to Buy It (and Naturally I'm Giving Away Books!)

The 2015 Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market is out and available in major bookstores! What better way to celebrate its release 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 2015 edition of the Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market is updated and packed with info. Now in its 27th 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. 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. Note: I am extending the contest deadline through end of day, Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014. (UPDATE: the winners are hlvilla, kathymarker and chark99.)
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The 2015 Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market is out and available in major bookstores! What better way to celebrate its release 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 2015 edition of the Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market is updated and packed with info. Now in its 27th 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 some of today's most amazing writers and illustrators, such as Lauren DeStefano (Wither series), illustrator Loren Long (Of Thee I Sing with Barack Obama), and Kathy Appelt (The True Blue Scouts of Sugarman Swamp), among many others.
  • Interviews with 13 debut authors, explaining how they came to get their picture books, middle grade, board books, and young adult books published. Hear their stories and learn from them.
  • Interviews with 9 debut book illustrators, explaining how they came to see their work come to life. Hear from their stories and learn from them.
  • Instructional articles on Writing For Boys (and Other "Reluctant Readers"), How to Write a Query Letter, Your Presence on the Web (Connecting With Readers), How to Write & Sell Nonfiction, Middle Grade vs. Young Adult, Tips on Selling Your First Children's Picture Book, and more.
  • "New Agent Spotlights" that pinpoint new/newer literary reps who are actively seeking submissions and clients NOW.
  • A supplemental webinar all about how to revise & self-edit your own work to make it amazing before you submit. The webinar was recorded by contributing editor Harold Underdown, who runs The Purple Crayon website.
  • 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. Note: If you both comment below AND share news of the contest on Twitter, you're entered into the contest twice instead of once. To do this, simply share this tweet -- The 2015 Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market is out now! Giveaway contest: http://tinyurl.com/lj72wx9 -- via @chucksambuchino -- and then comment on this post below and leave your Twitter handle in your blog comment. Additional note: I am extending the contest deadline through end of day, Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014. (UPDATE: the winners are hlvilla, kathymarker and chark99.)

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"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

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"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

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"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.

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"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

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"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

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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.”

- JOSEPHINE ANGELINI, international
bestselling author of Starcrossed.

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"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 ofInto the Free

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"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 2015 edition of CWIM here!

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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. Note: If you both comment below AND share news of the contest on Twitter, you're entered into the contest twice instead of once. To do this, simply share this tweet -- The 2015 Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market is out now! Giveaway contest: http://tinyurl.com/lj72wx9 -- via @chucksambuchino -- and then comment on this post below and leave your Twitter handle in your blog comment. Additional note: I am extending the contest deadline through end of day, Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014. (UPDATE: the winners are hlvilla, kathymarker and chark99.)

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