Children’s Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook 2022
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Foreword by M. G. Leonard: ‘It’s rare to find a book that’s as useful as it is inspiring … essential reading.’
The indispensable guide to writing for children and young adults, this Yearbook provides inspirational articles from successful writers and illustrators, as well as details on who to contact across the media. It provides practical advice on all stages of the writing process from getting started, writing for different markets and genres, through to submission to literary agents and publishers as well as on the financial and legal aspects of being a writer. Widely recognised as the essential support for authors and illustrators working across all forms: fiction, non-fiction, poetry, screen and theatre, it is equally relevant to those wishing to self-publish as well as those seeking a traditional publisher-agent deal.
New articles for 2022:
Christopher Edge Plotting and pace in your middle-grade adventure
L. D. Lapinski World-building in your fantasy fiction
Anna Wilson Finding your voice and point of view
Rachel Bladon The learning curve: writing for the children’s educational market
Jenny Bowman How to hire a freelance editor
Sophie Clarke The life and works of a literary scout
Rachel Rooney Writing poetry for children
Write. Find your voice. Keep improving and you'll get there. * Patrice Lawrence * A goldmine of invaluable information. * Francesca Simon * Consult the excellent Children's Writers' & Artists' Yearbook and get going! * Jacqueline Wilson * . . . absolutely essential. If it was a person, it would be your most knowledgeable and trusted confidant. * Andy Stanton *
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