Monday, January 25, 2010

Happenings in Children's Literature

I decided to dedicate one day a week to getting up to date on fun, interesting and informative happenings within the children's literature world.  So let's press on, if anyone missed it Agent Mary Kole from did a tweeter chat this past Thursday night. 

Go here for the transcripts tweet chat.

Mary fielded questions about writing/publishing and her Kidlit Novel Beginnings Contest. 

SCBWI and CBI are chalk full of excellence resources for children's writers and cover everything from picture books to YA.   Registration is still open for the SCBWI Winter Conference in New York City held on Jan 29th-Jan 31st, which is supposed to rock.  This would be a fantastic conference for those that can squeeze it in and swing the air fare.

If you are on the look out for another great place to connect with other children's writers- the blue boards aka Children's Writers and Illustrators Message Boards are always a good time. 


  1. Excellent resources, Charlie. I'm not tweet savvy enough to enjoy the twitter chats, but loved the availability of the transcripts. Thanks.

    Another great juvenile lit site it Verla Kay.

  2. That's a great idea, sharing kit lit news, Charlie.

    I'm honouring new bloggers on my blog and mentioned you, so I thought I'd let you know.

    Keep it up, gal!

  3. Thanks Cat and Jean-

    Cat-Verla Kay is the blue boards, I heard the name blue boards before and now always refer to it that way but I am sure most refer to it as Verla Kay instead and yes it is a great site for juvenile lit.

    Jean-Thanks for the mention today, I truly appreciate you helping out us young bloggers! What a great community I am a part makes me smile!:D

  4. Great resources and information for sure. Thanks Charlie! You're always so helpful.

  5. Great Googly Moogly, I love the Kidlit site. Mary is a jewel...

  6. Jenny - I love the kidlit site too. It really is full of great info.

    Thanks Lisa...glad I could help!