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2013 Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market [Paperback]

Chuck Sambuchino Editor
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28 Sep 2012 Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market

The Most Trusted Guide to the World of Children’s Publishing

If you write or illustrate for young readers with the hope of getting published, the 2013 Children’s Writer’s & Illustrator’s Market is the trusted resource you need. Now in its 25th edition, CWIM is the definitive publishing guide for anyone who seeks to write or illustrate for kids and young adults. Inside you’ll find more than 650 listings for children’s book markets (publishers, agents, magazines and more) - including a point of contact, how to properly submit your work, and what categories they’re looking for.

You’ll also find:
  • Profiles of debut authors who succeeded, as well as interviews with acclaimed novelists such as Garth Nix (The Old Kingdom and Seventh Tower series), Tamora Pierce (Song of the Lioness series) and Marissa Meyer (Cinder)
  • A special roundup with more than 20 SCBWI advisors worldwide who share their best advice on how to get your children’s book published and break out
  • In-depth articles on topics such as picture book pacing, illustration, query letters, finding and agent, social media, craft and voice, writers’ conferences and more!

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Product details

  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Writer's Digest Books; 25 edition (28 Sep 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1599635992
  • ISBN-13: 978-1599635996
  • Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 17.5 x 3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 582,451 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Chuck Sambuchino is an editor for Writer's Digest Books and edits the Guide to Literary Agents. He is the author of books such as Formatting and Submitting Your Manuscript, 3rd Edition, and How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Very Dissapointed 23 April 2013
By Rstar
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Get the writers and artists book instead - has almost all the same information and there are key agents and publishers missing from this one - horribly expensive for what it is and gave me nothing above W&A. I was gutted at the high cost and let down content. Very dissapointed and I feel conned.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Book 20 Aug 2013
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The cover has never laid flat which can be a bit annoying. But the contents are excellent with lots of information about the writing market
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great! 25 Mar 2013
By sabrina
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Its one of the best books on the market if your serious about children's books, and illustration.
I use it as a guide, a support and to get me further than where I am now!
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2.0 out of 5 stars Kindle version missing ALL the indexes 27 Aug 2012
By TangerineTea - Published on Amazon.com
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I was so excited to get the Kindle version before the print version, and to be able to easily cut and paste publisher info from the electronic version into an Excel spreadsheet for sending/tracking of my manuscript. Unfortunately, the four indexes (age level, subject, photography, and poetry) were not listed in the table of contents or included at the back of the book. I spent nearly two hours with Kindle support online and the problem was not remedied even after they re-sent the Kindle book and I downloaded it again. They refunded me my money and submitted for a complete audit of the book via their Content Analyst department. I sure hope the print version actually has it....The info I did see was useful, but the main reason I bought the book was to send my manuscript, and I was really counting on the age-level and subject indexes to make the job easier.

Here is the quote from the book: "To help you narrow down the list of possible publishers for your work, we've included several indexes at the back of this book. The Subject Index lists book and magazine publishers according to their fiction and nonfiction needs or interests. The Age-Level Index indicates which age groups publishers cater to. The Photography Index indicates which markets buy photography for children's publications. The Poetry Index lists publishers accepting poetry.
Sambuchino, Chuck (2012-08-24). 2013 Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market (Children's Writer's and Illustrator's Market) (Kindle Locations 3497-3501). F+W Media, Inc.. Kindle Edition."
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Useful Indices, Amusing Chapters... Not Really Helpful Otherwise 1 Feb 2013
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Cut to the Chase:
If you're writing (or better yet, have already finished writing) a young adult novel and need a step-by-step guide on how to write a query letter and who to send it to, this is for you. Otherwise, though there are helpful lists and indices detailing agents, most of the information covered in the earlier chapters is readily available online via a variety of blogs on how to publish. For example, chapters covering things like writing a query letter only include a few examples, and most of the examples throughout the book seemed to be geared towards the young adult end of the children's market (despite the title). Further, many of the examples feature up-and-coming as opposed to new authors (e.g. one agent shared a query letter from a woman who had already published several books and had won awards), though the book is clearly marketed towards aspiring and starting writers. I think it was useful for the indices and some of pet peeves agents share, and it was clearly written, but, again, the examples were few and far between; it also doesn't cover self- and/or online publishing, which may be a wasted opportunity.

Greater Detail:
The writing throughout this book was clear and entertaining -- there are beginning chapters where they've interviewed agents and editors about their various pet peeves ( chapter one mistakes that will make you stop reading, etc). Though there is a chapter about the pacing of picture books, most of the interviews and examples deal more with young adult novels (which does make sense, as there is more to say given that they're generally longer books). The chapters are all fairly brief and range from talking about illustrators to the writing process and/or doing research. But... each is so short, and often focused on just interviewing one particular writer, that it was hard to get too much out of the book.

I did find some of the specific turn-offs of agents interesting, and the indices in the back are very helpful (not only does it list agents and publishing houses, it also has spotlights on particular agents and lists what their particular interests are, what genres they're not interested in, etc). The indices make up about 35-40% of the book, so if that's what you're looking for, it's a worthwhile buy.

The book also specifically mentions that they have a policy of not including subsidy or co-op publishing, which may or may not be a missed opportunity considering that's an expanding market. Also telling, though this is the 2013 guide, when I wrote a query letter to one of the featured agents (it's still January of 2013, note), I got an automatic email that she had already left the agency and the publishing world...

Comparisons to Other Books:
I think that this was similar to other Writer's Market guides in that the indices is the most useful thing... if you want more specific advice on writing query letters etc, there are many blogs; you can pretty much Google "how to write a query letter for x" and there are many, many examples that will probably be more specific to your particular needs.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Very informative.... But not enough publishers listed 20 Jan 2013
By Edison - Published on Amazon.com
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I thought that the interviews with writers and agents were very informative and gave us a good insight of how people in the business think and how to start or and improve your approach to publishing your work.

However I don't think that there was enough information about publishers out there. Several times I was at a store such as Target or Michaels and saw a book where the illustrations were close to my work so I get the name of the publishing company and go home to find it in this book so I can get more information about the company but 4 out of 5 times, that particular publishing company was not listed in the book.

I don't expect every single publishing company to be in this guide but if they are in a major store such as Target or Walmart, then I do expect those companies to be listed.

I think it is a very informative book but I'd like to see less interviews and more publishing companies listed. I would say 25% less interviews and have that amount added in the publishers information section.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Hasn't really changed in years 22 Feb 2013
By Phillip G. Van Wagoner - Published on Amazon.com
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A lot of imprints listed that aren't interested in unagented submissions, but this book has not been kept up to date and is therefore not particularly useful. It's better than nothing, but I am not impressed with their ability to keep up to date.

Also, a number of potential agents listed that have their validity questioned all over the web, there are even agents listed that have never made a sale.

Better than nothing. But not nearly as good as it should be.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very informative, but information changes quickly 26 Mar 2013
By Michelle K. Bryan - Published on Amazon.com
I bought this book trying to publish my children's book. The overall information is great especially regarding things that I didn't know anything about like query letters. It was so frusturating to go through each publishing compnay only to realize that many that had been accepting submissions no longer were, and vice versa. I worked long and hard and put together my own list that may help other people. Go to childrenbookspublishers dot com Again, a great book, just needs to be constantly updated.
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