Resources


Looking for a different type of critique?


Author Jill Esbaum critiques picture book manuscripts.

Author and children's literature advocate Cynthia Leitich Smith has a list of additional editors and authors who provide manuscript critiques here.

For roll-your-sleeves-up practice on your query letter, visit The Query Shark (who's a well-respected literary agent in disguise).


See a list of standard proofreader's marks here.



For additional information on writing and publishing for children:

SCBWI (The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators). Its Resources Library is especially useful for beginning writers.

The Purple Crayon is packed with knowledgeable information on children's book publishing.