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2010 Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market [Paperback]

Alice Pope
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August 24, 2009 1582975876 978-1582975870 21

If you write or illustrate for young readers with the hope of getting published, 2010 Children's Writer's & Illustrators Market is the resource you need. Whether you create picture books or young adult novels, fiction or nonfiction, books or magazine articles--the 2010 edition tells you who to contact and what to send them. You'll find:

  • Complete, up-to-date contact information for hundreds of book publishers, magazines, agents and art reps, as well as listings for organizations, contests, and conferences that offer important networking opportunities.

  • Interviews with and articles by industry insiders including prominent editors; National Book Award finalist Sara Zarr; Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist author Rachel Cohn; bestselling author of The Spiderwick Chronicles Holly Black; authors Lisa Yee, Ellen Hopkins and Mitali Perkins; plus interviews with four debut authors who share their stories and offer advice.

  • Nearly 200 pages of informative and inspirational articles on children's publishing topics like getting through your first draft, revision, naming characters, writing humor, the acquisitions process, writing GLBTQ books, graphic novels, and more.

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    About the Author

    Alice Pope has been editor of Children's Writer's & Illustrators Market for more than 15 years. She frequently speaks on children's writing and publishing at writers' conferences and blogs about children's publishing at Alice is a former Regional Advisor for the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.

    Product Details

    • Series: Market
    • Paperback: 448 pages
    • Publisher: Writer's Digest Books; 21 edition (August 24, 2009)
    • Language: English
    • ISBN-10: 1582975876
    • ISBN-13: 978-1582975870
    • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 7.2 x 9.2 inches
    • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
    • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #733,496 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

    More About the Author

    Alice Pope has been editor of Children's Writer's and Illustrator's Market for more than 15 years, frequently speaks on childrenÂ’s writing/publishing related topics at writersÂ’ conferences, blogs about childrenÂ’s publishing as and is a former Regional Advisor for the Society of ChildrenÂ’s Book Writers and Illustrators.

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    39 of 39 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars A sure help in a challenging market October 31, 2009
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    Extremely well laid out, this iconic book is valuable to get a birds-eye view about the Children's Book market and personal remarks from some of its known publishers and agents. (I really enjoyed these "Q&A" interviews with editors, author suggestions and other 'side-bars'.) Still, this book is what I would call a 'scaffolding tool'. I mean, you have to read this book with an attentive spirit, take a lot of the information seriously, but then RESEARCH more. AND do not take all items stated as 'Bible'. As a reference book, it's already aging!

    For example, there is a superb section "Book Publishers". Most publishers are listed. With each listing is the address & webpage, acquisition team info' (editors, etc.), the type of books they publish, how to contact them and other information. However, a writer intended to be published, must go to each website, cross reference and update the information you find.

    I bought this book in 8/2009 (mind you this IS a 2010 reference) and in my own efforts, looking at each publisher's web site, I found enough info' in the "Book Publishers" section to be 'incorrect'. Of course this makes sense...the book was likely written and finalized at the beginning of this year!

    Keep in mind, the market is fluid, editors change jobs, companies are tightening their acquisition preferences and some have very, very clear specifics relative to how and what to submit and most importantly, even if you should submit a manuscript(Seriously, some even tell you their preferred envelope type. FOLLOW their directions to a 't').

    Do you homework! Good luck!
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    21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Simply a "must have" August 11, 2009
    By J. Bard
    Working children's writer? Aspiring children's writer? Read no further -- you need this book. You're simply not going to find a better researched, more complete guide to children's publishers than this. I doubt there's a literary agent or successful submitting author in the world of kidslit who doesn't refer to this book often.

    If you have an old edition, I'd also strongly consider getting the current book, as the publishing world changes day to day.

    Kudos to Alice and her team for another great effort.

    Jon Bard
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    12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars Good info, bad presentation August 29, 2009
    As usual, this book is full of useful information for both aspiring and established children's writers and illustrators. But I have to say that the proofreading is absolutely ATROCIOUS! Every page is full of glaring typographical errors. It makes a reader wonder how reliable the practical information really is.
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars A Must-Have April 14, 2010
    By T. Vass
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    This is an excellent investment for anyone interested in learning how to break into the world of children's publishing. It had a ton of great information and was surprisingly easy to read cover-to-cover. The listings are great and informative, but I would recommend checking out the publisher's web sites for the most current information (ie if they are accepting unsolicited manuscripts, etc. as this information changes periodically). Overall, I highly recommend this as a must-have tool to publishing.
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars A must have for the children's illustrator/writer! December 22, 2009
    Besides the excellent listings in the back for publishing houses, agents, contests and websites, this book is full of great articles and interviews. A must have for any writer and/or illustrator of Children's books. Very helpful and informative.
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    4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Must Have September 27, 2009
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    This book is a "must have" for anyone writing for children. It contains everything you need to know in order to find a publisher that fits your needs. You will also find pertinent information on the types of manuscripts particular publishers are interested in seeing and the requirements for submissions. I can't do without it!

    Carol Horst
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Very Helpful June 20, 2011
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    Very happy with this book and the price couldn't be beat! The information inside is very help as well and love the layout of this new version! I have a previous version as well and both are very help, not repetitive like I thought it might be. Good buy for someone looking to get into or that is already into writing! You really MUST buy this book!
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars good but lacking in some areas September 12, 2010
    By Corinne
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    This is a big book with information that is good and useful, but I also have found there are other books that would be more helpful in what I was trying to learn. I wasn't familiar with some of the terms used and it made it hard to understand some parts. I needed more examples, especially when it came to picture book writing. It may be better for someone writing chapter books or young adult books.
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    5.0 out of 5 stars 2010 Childrens Writers & Illustrators Market
    Nice book for those who need the information needed to send their writings to the right market. IT worked well for me and was very easy to use and informative. Read more
    Published 4 months ago by lylou20
    3.0 out of 5 stars Good For What It Is
    Let's face it...this is four years old now, and if there's a 2014 edition of CW&I Market, I stand much is now online. Read more
    Published 4 months ago by Frank S. Scalise
    5.0 out of 5 stars very useful resource
    complete summary and submission detail for various publishers. I was able to eliminate some and consider other companies based on the book, very helpful for a first-timer.
    Published 5 months ago by M. Walter
    3.0 out of 5 stars It was a nice book
    You have to utilize the information inside the book inorder to make it work.....I did not utilize the information on the inside for long
    Published 7 months ago by KrisKW
    3.0 out of 5 stars 2010 Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market
    This book didn't give me the information I was looking for. I am an Illustrator and currently work with local Authors. I know the market is constantly changing. Read more
    Published 10 months ago by Laura Funderburgh
    5.0 out of 5 stars A good book on the topic
    Very informative. I'm very satisfied with the book. This book keeps all its promises. A good source of information for the aspiring writers and illustrators.
    Published 16 months ago by laurari
    2.0 out of 5 stars Don't bother.
    Many of the entries list publishers as no longer accepting unsolicited manuscripts. I really did not find this book to be helpful or worthwhile. Read more
    Published 17 months ago by cmrof
    3.0 out of 5 stars Errors are distracting and disappointing
    Abundant errors in this volume are disheartening and downright distracting! This book contains misplaced apostrophes, plurals that should be singular, and an essay with an... Read more
    Published on December 9, 2010 by Picky Pie
    4.0 out of 5 stars Great information.
    This book contains great information for not only where to mail a story or book for publication, but also information regarding the writing of a children's story. Read more
    Published on June 21, 2010 by Marjorie A. Patton
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great advice and info
    I am finding the book most informative and helpful. I havn't even got to the lists of publishers and agents yet.
    Big thumbs up from me.
    Published on June 9, 2010 by Mrs. Anna K. Wilson
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