Meet Frances Gilbert, Author & Editor-in-Chief, Doubleday Books For Young ReadersA chat with Frances Gilbert. In addition to being the editor-in-chief of Doubleday Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, Frances has authored picture books for Simon & Schuster and Random House, several Step Into Reading leveled readers, and a Little Golden Book.
Interview: Harold Underdown, Executive Editor for Kane PressHarold Underdown talks about his new role as Executive Editor for Kane Press, and what he looks for in series proposals.
Kidlit Social #75: 2nd Anniversary Edition – Laura Answers Your Writing Questions!
On this episode, we celebrate the 2nd Anniversary of the Kidlit Social with an “Ask Laura Anything” special! Laura answers a wide range of questions about writing, editing and submitting your work.
Kidlit Social #70: Industry Pros Reveal – How to Know When Your Manuscript is Ready to Submit
On this episode we welcome three respected industry pros, who will help you answer the question: Is My Manuscript is Ready to Submit?
You’ll discover the signs to look for when your work is submission ready, and why such knowledge is vital to keeping the doors open to submissions at overwhelmed publishers and literary agencies.
Writing Nonfiction for Children – Where the Opportunities Are Right NowIn this meaty excerpt from “The Children’s Nonfiction Market: How To Break In & How to Succeed”, Lionel Bender breaks down the major kidlit nonfiction markets and niches, the categories of children’s nonfiction and where writers can find paying work in the nonfiction market. Lionel is the author of over 70 books for children, and the editorial partner of Bender Richardson White, an editorial, design, and production team serving major book and magazine publishers in North America and Europe. He is also a regular speaker on children’s book publishing and self-publishing. He was the co-director of the 21st Century Children’s Nonfiction Conference from 2013-2016.
Kidlit Distancing Social #46 Replay: Jean Daigneau & Gloria Adams on How to Get Your Manuscript Submission-Ready
In this episode, two veteran kidlit authors share their best self-editing tips to help you get your manuscripts submission-ready.
Kidlit Distancing Social #34 Replay – How Two Unagented First Time Authors Got Published
Meet two debut authors who got their publishing contracts without an agent. If you think you can’t get published on your own, Cori Cooper and Risa Nyman beg to differ! Cori is the author of contemporary middle grade book Bake Believe and Risa is the author of Swallowed By a Secret, a middle grade mystery. Find out how they captured the attention of their publisher – and get inspired to follow in their footsteps!
Kidlit Distancing Social #31 Replay – Ask Laura & Jon Anything!
In this episode of the Social, Jon and Laura from Children’s Book Insider answer a slew of viewer questions about writing, publishing and marketing a children’s book. There’s a ton of great info, advice and insight here!
In fact, his A Kid’s Book About Belonging was just named one of Oprah’s Favorite Things for 2020!
Kevin has some big things to communicate with kids, and he has a fascinating approach that should make every kidlit author stand up and take notice.
You absolutely don’t want to miss this one!
Kidlit Distancing Social #29 – Lynne Marie on Knowing When You’re Ready to Submit to Publishers
Get some great revision tips from Lynne Marie, who is the author of five picture books including Hedgehog Goes to Kindergarten (Scholastic), The Star of the Christmas Play (Beaming Books), and Moldilocks and the 3 Scares (Beaming Books), and the owner of RateYourStory.org. Lynne Marie will help you answer the immortal question “Is my manuscript ready to submit to publishers?”
Kidlit Distancing Social #17 Replay – P.J. McIlvane on Connecting with Editors & Agents at Twitter Pitch Parties
This week, we welcome P.J. McIlvane, picture book author & co-founder of #PBPitch, an ongoing series of Twitter Pitch Parties connecting kidlit authors with editors and agents.
P.J. explains what Twitter Pitch Parties are, how writers can use them to advance their careers and shares some inside tips on how to stand out and catch the eye of an editor or agent.