Monday, May 17, 2010

Publisher and Agent Links...

Tonight I'll put on some links that I'll be using for publishers or agent lists...

I'll just put the links in a list form... and I'll make sure they are linked to the Submission's Guidelines page.

3 Seas Literary Agency

About Words Agency

Publisher's Marketplace

Agent Query

Tundra Books

Artists and Artisans

These are links to websites that have helped me.

Query Shark

Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators - a must have group that all writers should join.

Nathan Bransford

Beginning Writer's Start Here

Writer's World

A guide to writers and publisher's help

Self-Publish or Not: Advice from a Traditional Publisher

Glossary of special terms used in the publishing business.

Books I've bought... now a bunch of these books arrived today, i haven't had a chance to read but one yet.

Children's Writer's and Illustrator's Marke

Children's Writer's Word Book

Formatting & Submitting Your Manuscript by Chuck Sambuchino

Roget's Thesaurus of Phrases

The Writer's Digest Writing Clinic

Creating Characters Kids Will Love

Writing for Children and getting published

How to Write and Sell Children's Picture Books

The Writer's Digest Character Naming Sourcebook

The Business of Writing for Children

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Children's Books

These are just a start of links... i'll keep adding to this post and comment to it when i add. I'm only learning myself... I'm just going by what I'm reading on the web. There are many many more publishers and agents out there... just google them... all agents and publishers take different genres of books... what might be ok in my list won't be for you if you are writing something totally different.

Some tips I've found out since I've started down this new path...

You must read each publisher's submissions' guidelines first. Check back often as they change regularly.

Check to see if they take email query letters or snail mail ones, or both.

Never send your manuscript unless it's specified to do so.

Do not self publish unless it's just for family.

Revise, revise, revise, and then ask around to see if someone will proofread your manuscript for you.

Do not state your age in your query letter.

Follow the guidelines of your query letter to a "T". Any mistakes could mean rejection.

I'll keep adding to the tips as i think of them.
Happy writing!


  1. Dang I'm impressed - you are really rocking this, Denise!

  2. Thank you! I will have to look at the links when I get a little more time!