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- Agents and Artist's Representatives for Writers and Illustrators
- Anatomy of a Synopsis by Cynthea Liu.
- Children's Writers' Critique Groups by Margot Finke.
- Dazzling Dialogue by Laura Belgrave.
- Dealing with a Downsized Market: Top Ten List of Things to Do
- Derailed by Details by Laura Belgrave.
- The Editor as Reader Some thoughts about my tastes as a reader and former child.
- Finding and Choosing Literary Agents
- Getting Out of the Slush Pile Fundamental advice for writers.
- Help! The Writing Process of The Dirty Cowboy: from Family Story to Published Book, by Amy Timberlake
- How to Keep Your Passion and Survive as a Writer by Margot Finke.
- How to Make Self-Editing Easy by Margot Finke.
- Let The Mail Prevail! A Guide to Etiquette, Status Calls, and More by Wendy McClure
- Must Manuscripts Be Submitted with a Cover Letter? (blog entry)
- Networking for Children's Writers by Margot Finke.
- No More Piranhas!: Editors' Thoughts on Conferences: How not to approach an editor, by Marilyn Singer.
- Picture Book Manuscripts and Illustrations
- Positive Rejection Letters and Other Challenges Faced by Published Authors (Blog entry)
- A Professional Critique: What Should You Receive for Your Money? by Margot Finke. new
- Query Letters Revisited / Sample Query Letters: Margot Finke on query letters.
- Rites of Submission: Cover Letters and Queries by Jacqueline K. Ogburn.
- The 7 Deadly Sins of Submissions by Laura Belgrave.
- Should I Do Free Rewrites? by Brent Hartinger.
- What Happens Inside a Children's Book Publisher?
- Writing Great Characters and Dialogue by Margot Finke.
- Writing Guides: General guides to writing for children, books dealing with specific writing issues, writers writing about writing, guides to creativity.
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