Resources

Writing Resources

Tara Lazar’s awesome books and her STORYSTORM writing idea-creating contest

Susanna Hill’s website with great articles and writing inspiration and contests

Vivian Kirkfield for lovely interviews and the #50PreciousWords Contest

Debbie Ohi’s wonderful books and writing resources for authors and illustrators

Ciara O’Neal’s elementary teaching resources and fun author interviews

Lynne Marie’s children’s books and phenomenal writing critique services

Kate Messner’s Teachers Write filled with studies and discussions about children’s books

Great writing courses with top-notch writers, editors, and agents:

Children’s Book Academy

Storyteller Academy

Writing Communities with TONS of Resources

Kidlit411

SCBWI

Rhyming resources

Rhymer Primer from SCBWI Blueboards

My favorite way to learn rhyme: The Rhyme and Meter Clinic
by Renee LaTullipe, want to keep learning? Check out Renee’s Peek & Critique (make sure to subscribe)

Josh Funk’s piece on writing in rhyme

Publishing Resources

Harold Underdown gives insight on everything publishing related for children’s writers

Mentorship Resources

Becky Tara Books (also all of her books are amazing if you’re looking to read/buy something awesome)

PBChat Mentorship (Justin also hosts #PBChat every week on Twitter)

Contests

Susanna Hill’s Contests

Vivian Kirkfield’s 50 Precious Words

Spring Fling Kidlit

Kidlit Zombie Week

Fall Writing Frenzy

Write Mentor

Professional Critiques

https://www.amandajacksonbooks.com/critiqueservices

https://katiefrawley.wordpress.com/critiques/

http://literallylynnemarie.com/CRITIQUE_SERVICE.html

the Laceras (authors of Zombies Don’t Eat Veggies) are also available to critique manuscripts on a for-hire basis. Email megan@studiolacera.com for rates and availability.

https://www.rosiejpova.com/pb-critique-services.html

http://alisonweisseditorial.com/