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Chuck Sambuchino
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Book Description

September 21, 2012 1599635992 978-1599635996 Twenty fifth Edition
The Most Trusted Guide to the World of Children’s Publishing

If you write or illustrate for young readers with the hope of getting published, the 2013 Children’s Writer’s & Illustrator’s Market is the trusted resource you need. Now in its 25th edition, CWIM is the definitive publishing guide for anyone who seeks to write or illustrate for kids and young adults. Inside you’ll find more than 650 listings for children’s book markets (publishers, agents, magazines and more) - including a point of contact, how to properly submit your work, and what categories they’re looking for.

You’ll also find:
  • Profiles of debut authors who succeeded, as well as interviews with acclaimed novelists such as Garth Nix (The Old Kingdom and Seventh Tower series), Tamora Pierce (Song of the Lioness series) and Marissa Meyer (Cinder)
  • A special roundup with more than 20 SCBWI advisors worldwide who share their best advice on how to get your children’s book published and break out
  • In-depth articles on topics such as picture book pacing, illustration, query letters, finding and agent, social media, craft and voice, writers’ conferences and more!

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Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Chuck Sambuchino is an editor for Writer's Digest Books and edits the Guide to Literary Agents. He is the author of books such as Formatting and Submitting Your Manuscript, 3rd Edition, and How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack.


Product Details

  • Series: Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market
  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Writer's Digest Books; Twenty fifth Edition edition (September 21, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1599635992
  • ISBN-13: 978-1599635996
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.9 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #309,869 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Chuck Sambuchino (chucksambuchino.com) is an editor, bestselling humor book author, and authority on how to get published. He works for Writer's Digest Books and edits the GUIDE TO LITERARY AGENTS as well as the CHILDREN'S WRITER'S & ILLUSTRATOR'S MARKET. His Guide to Literary Agents Blog (guidetoliteraryagents.com/blog) -- all about agents, submissions and platform -- is one of the largest blogs in publishing. He was recently included in a FORBES Top 10 list of "Social Media Influencers in Book Publishing." He teaches at a dozen writers conferences each year.

Chuck's first humor book, HOW TO SURVIVE A GARDEN GNOME ATTACK (gnomeattack.com), was released in 2010 and has been featured by Reader's Digest, the New York Times and AOL News. The film rights were optioned by Sony and director Robert Zemeckis (Back to the Future). His second humor book, RED DOG / BLUE DOG: WHEN POOCHES GET POLITICAL (August 2012, reddog-bluedog.com), is a humorous photo collection of dogs doing stereotypical liberal and conservative things. It has been featured by Political Wire, USA Today, and the Huffington Post.

In addition, Chuck has also written two other writing-related titles: the third edition of FORMATTING & SUBMITTING YOUR MANUSCRIPT (2009), and CREATE YOUR WRITER PLATFORM (fall 2012).

Besides that, he is a freelance book/query editor, husband, cover band guitarist, piano lover, chocolate chip cookie fiend, and owner of a flabby-yet-lovable dog named Graham. Find him on Twitter (@chucksambuchino).



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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Kindle version missing ALL the indexes August 27, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I was so excited to get the Kindle version before the print version, and to be able to easily cut and paste publisher info from the electronic version into an Excel spreadsheet for sending/tracking of my manuscript. Unfortunately, the four indexes (age level, subject, photography, and poetry) were not listed in the table of contents or included at the back of the book. I spent nearly two hours with Kindle support online and the problem was not remedied even after they re-sent the Kindle book and I downloaded it again. They refunded me my money and submitted for a complete audit of the book via their Content Analyst department. I sure hope the print version actually has it....The info I did see was useful, but the main reason I bought the book was to send my manuscript, and I was really counting on the age-level and subject indexes to make the job easier.

Here is the quote from the book: "To help you narrow down the list of possible publishers for your work, we've included several indexes at the back of this book. The Subject Index lists book and magazine publishers according to their fiction and nonfiction needs or interests. The Age-Level Index indicates which age groups publishers cater to. The Photography Index indicates which markets buy photography for children's publications. The Poetry Index lists publishers accepting poetry.
Sambuchino, Chuck (2012-08-24). 2013 Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market (Children's Writer's and Illustrator's Market) (Kindle Locations 3497-3501). F+W Media, Inc.. Kindle Edition."
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
By Rydia
Format:Paperback
2.5 out of 5 stars

Cut to the Chase:
If you're writing (or better yet, have already finished writing) a young adult novel and need a step-by-step guide on how to write a query letter and who to send it to, this is for you. Otherwise, though there are helpful lists and indices detailing agents, most of the information covered in the earlier chapters is readily available online via a variety of blogs on how to publish. For example, chapters covering things like writing a query letter only include a few examples, and most of the examples throughout the book seemed to be geared towards the young adult end of the children's market (despite the title). Further, many of the examples feature up-and-coming as opposed to new authors (e.g. one agent shared a query letter from a woman who had already published several books and had won awards), though the book is clearly marketed towards aspiring and starting writers. I think it was useful for the indices and some of pet peeves agents share, and it was clearly written, but, again, the examples were few and far between; it also doesn't cover self- and/or online publishing, which may be a wasted opportunity.

Greater Detail:
The writing throughout this book was clear and entertaining -- there are beginning chapters where they've interviewed agents and editors about their various pet peeves ( chapter one mistakes that will make you stop reading, etc). Though there is a chapter about the pacing of picture books, most of the interviews and examples deal more with young adult novels (which does make sense, as there is more to say given that they're generally longer books). The chapters are all fairly brief and range from talking about illustrators to the writing process and/or doing research. But...
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very informative.... But not enough publishers listed January 20, 2013
By Edison
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I thought that the interviews with writers and agents were very informative and gave us a good insight of how people in the business think and how to start or and improve your approach to publishing your work.

However I don't think that there was enough information about publishers out there. Several times I was at a store such as Target or Michaels and saw a book where the illustrations were close to my work so I get the name of the publishing company and go home to find it in this book so I can get more information about the company but 4 out of 5 times, that particular publishing company was not listed in the book.

I don't expect every single publishing company to be in this guide but if they are in a major store such as Target or Walmart, then I do expect those companies to be listed.

I think it is a very informative book but I'd like to see less interviews and more publishing companies listed. I would say 25% less interviews and have that amount added in the publishers information section.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Hasn't really changed in years February 22, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
A lot of imprints listed that aren't interested in unagented submissions, but this book has not been kept up to date and is therefore not particularly useful. It's better than nothing, but I am not impressed with their ability to keep up to date.

Also, a number of potential agents listed that have their validity questioned all over the web, there are even agents listed that have never made a sale.

Better than nothing. But not nearly as good as it should be.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very informative, but information changes quickly March 26, 2013
Format:Paperback
I bought this book trying to publish my children's book. The overall information is great especially regarding things that I didn't know anything about like query letters. It was so frusturating to go through each publishing compnay only to realize that many that had been accepting submissions no longer were, and vice versa. I worked long and hard and put together my own list that may help other people. Go to childrenbookspublishers dot com Again, a great book, just needs to be constantly updated.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Answers all those questions first publishers have!
Published 5 days ago by Tammy A. Jordan
5.0 out of 5 stars Get this book
Great book, lots of info on editors and publishers.
Published 10 days ago by Monica
5.0 out of 5 stars very helpful
This is a must have for anyone writing Children's literature, i wish publishing was as easy. A good strong source.
Published 1 month ago by lori phillips
4.0 out of 5 stars Love this book
Amazing reference guide and you must buy!! Would recommend to anyone trying to get into children's books or illustration work.
Published 2 months ago by Natalee Tritt
3.0 out of 5 stars could do better
good information but hard to locate. quite poor indexing and references. it tried to sell you other books and memberships
Published 4 months ago by George
5.0 out of 5 stars Lots of good information and practical tips.
Well worth buying this book. It is crammed with lots of good information and practical tips for authors and artists.
Published 6 months ago by art lady Jane
5.0 out of 5 stars Interested in writing or publishing pictures for children?
There are many books on this subject, but this one is something of a bible in the field.
2014 edition is now out.
Published 7 months ago by Jory D. Marks Lane
3.0 out of 5 stars Expected top of the line agents
I was expecting to see a list of top of the line agents but that clearly wasn't the case. It was helpful all the same.
Published 7 months ago by Jason
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Source
Excellent resource for writers. Good solid information and tidbits about writing and publishing. I'd recommend it to any aspiring writer.
Published 7 months ago by Owl
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, but not helpful enough for my situation.
I felt it could of have more options for my needs..... But it was good and helpful. It could offer something about self-publishing options.
Published 8 months ago by Jennifer Long
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