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Helpful resources for authors.

Writerly things

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Tara Lazar's Storystorm

Storystorm is  a month-long story brainstorming event. Registration begins every year in late December and continues into the first week of January. Why not start your year with a notebook full of ideas and the chance to win awesome prizes?

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12x12 Picture Book Challenge

The goal at 12x12 is to write one new picture book draft each month.

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Writing Blueprints

I took a few of their classes and enjoyed them. 

07

Join this amazing Discord group for everything kidlit. 

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SCBWI

SCBWI provides the resources, professional networking, and community-building opportunities to support writers, illustrators, and translators.

04

Storyteller Academy

It is closing its chapter but I found their classes really useful.

06

NaNoWriMo

If you want to write a novel with a supportive community check nanowrimo out.

Querying

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​Find out what agents and editors are looking for in their inbox.

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Bookends Literary Agency

Their YouTube channel is filled with very helpful info while querying and for all your publishing questions in general. 

02

Their $25 annual fee is well worth it to keep track of your queries.

04

Literaticat

Jennifer Laughran's Tumblr blog is an amazing resource for anyone in publishing.

Contests

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Susanna Leonard Hill's
-Valentiny 
-Halloweensie 
-Annual Holiday Contests

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PBParty Contest

I was a 2022 PBParty Finalist and it was a game changer to see agents and editors requesting my MS. I had two agent offers thanks to this and highly recommend it.

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Vivian Kirkfield's 50 Precious Words Contest
 
It's one of my faves and not becasue I won in '22 & '24, it's just fun!

How to help authors and illustrators out:

1. Request libraries to stock their books and check their books out from your local library

2. Add their books to the 'Want to read' on Goodreads

3. Leave reviews on Goodreads, Amazon, and others 

4. Pre-order or order their books if your budget allows

5. Share their book on social media and recommend to friends and family

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