My 12-part guide to writing and publishing picture books for children
This final post wraps up my 12-part guide to writing and publishing picture books for children. The series has spanned a far greater period of time than I’d imagined at the outset. However, in that time, I’ve been delighted to author two more books – Bertha and Bear and Eat Local: Food, Farming and Conversation in the Scenic Rim Volume 2. As well, I’ve edited and/or designed books for various other authors, undertaken plenty of photographic and presenting jobs, and I’ve worked at Gold Coast Libraries. It’s been a jam-packed couple of years.
Below, you’ll find a list of links, all of which I believe are invaluable to emerging and experienced writers or illustrators. I will revisit this post from time to time and update it with other links as I find them, or delete links no longer relevant.
If you want a more comprehensive list, I advise you to join an organisation such as The Australian Writer’s Marketplace (listed below), where for a very modest fee you can access a comprehensive database of writing opportunities, publishers, competitions, literary agents and so much more.
I hope you’ve enjoyed the series. I intend to bundle all of this information together and create a downloadable ebook in the not-too-distant future. Watch this space!
State Writing Organisations
- Writing NSW: https://writingnsw.org.au/
- Queensland Writers Centre: http://www.qwc.asn.au/
- Writers Victoria: https://writersvictoria.org.au/
- Writers SA: https://writerssa.org.au/
- Writing WA: https://www.writingwa.org/
- Northern Territory Writers’ Centre: https://www.ntwriters.com.au/
- Tasmanian Writers Centre: https://www.taswriters.org/
- Australian Writers’ Centre: https://www.writerscentre.com.au/
- Australian Society of Authors: https://asauthors.org/
- The Australian Writer’s Marketplace: http://www.awmonline.com.au
- ASA Style File: https://asastylefile.com/
If you found this post helpful, you may like to read other posts in the series, My 12-part guide to writing and publishing picture books for children:
Part 1: Know and love your readers
Part 2: Ideas and inspiration
Part 3: Character, theme, rhythm and rhyme, and all of that writing stuff
Part 4: Who’s who in the zoo (writer, illustrator, editor, designer, publisher)
Part 5: Editing and storyboarding
Part 6: Illustration
Part 7: Traditional publishing or self-publishing
Part 8: Submitting your manuscript — the slow business of traditional publishing
Part 9: Contracts, advances and royalties
Part 10: PR — book launch, web presence, book talks and more
Part 11: Who are you and who do you want to be?
Part 12: Resources