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HELPFUL ASSOCIATIONS for Picture Book Writers:

The Society of Children's and Bookwriters & Illustrators (SCBWI)


Julie Hedlund's 12x12 Picture Book Challenge

*Children's Book Insider

*Some basic functions are free


Children's Book Authors and Illustrators: Publishing, Marketing and Selling (Facebook Group)

Rate Your Story

USEFUL TOOLS for Picture Book Writers:

*Query Tracker 

*Publisher's Marketplace

​*Some basic functions are free

Manuscript Wish List

Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Rhyming Dictionary


Word Association Lookup

Automatic Readability Checker

Readability Calculator

Picture Book Templates

Poetry and Critique Edits (including rhyming text)

WRITING COURSES for Picture Book Writers:

StoryTeller Academy

The Children's Book Academy

The Manuscript Academy

Renee LaTulippe's Lyrical Language Lab

Susanna Leonard Hill's Making Picture Book Magic

Children's Book Hub

The Complete Picture Book Submissions System

The Writing Barn

​The Art of Storytelling

Writing Blueprints Workshops 

UCLA Picture Book Writing Course

Alayne Kay Christian's The Art of the Arc

INFORMATIVE WEBSITES for Picture Book Writers:

Christine Alemshah (resources for writer's page)

KidLit 411​

Harold's Purple Crayon

Ask The Agent

Literary Rambles

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