Here are some of our favorite resources, among many others you will find on the web and in your local bookstore and library.
For all writers, The Authors Guild is a valuable resource. For children’s books writers and illustrators, we highly recommend the many valuable resources provided by the Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators
For constant inspiration on the trials and tribulations of (and laughter to be found in!) writing, Anne Lamott’sBird By Bird. For creative inspiration, check out Karen Benke’s Write Back Soon!, Leap Write In! and Rip the Page: Adventures in Creative Writing.
Renni Browne and Dave King’s Self Editing for Fiction Writers, an indispensable resource for writers at any stage.
Cheryl Klein’s Second Sight: An Editor’s Talks on Writing, Revising, and Publishing Books for Children and Young Adults is a great resource for children’s and young adult writers.
Writers Conferences are a wonderful opportunity for writers to network and perfect their craft! These are just a few of the Conferences where you can regularly find our agents. Check conference websites for full information and updates.
COMADRES AND COMPADRES WRITERS CONFERENCE
New York, NY
PIKES PEAK WRITERS CONFERENCE
Colorado Springs , CO
SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY WRITERS CONFERENCE
San Diego , CA
SAN FRANCISCO WRITERS CONFERENCE
San Francisco , CA
SOCIETY OF CHILDREN’S BOOKS WRITERS AND ILLUSTRATORS
Los Angeles, CA and New York, NY
SURREY INTERNATIONAL WRITERS’ CONFERENCE
WILLAMETTE WRITERS’ CONFERENCE
Portland , OR
WRITERS LEAGUE OF TEXAS
PACIFIC NORTHWEST WRITERS ASSOCIATION
Aisha Saeed’s debut picture book BILAL COOKS DAAL, about a boy who teaches his friends how to cook a favorite meal that requires patience, and then shares it with his community, to be illustrated by Anoosha Syed. Sold to Salaam Reads, for 2019 publication, by Taylor Martindale Kean.