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Writer's and illustrator's guide to children's book publishers and agents : who they are! what they want! and how to win them over!
Shapiro, Ellen.
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First edition ; 2002-2003.
Publication Information:
Roseville, Calif. : Prima Pub., [2001]

Physical Description:
vii, 520 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
How to get published -- Directory of publishers and editors -- Literary agents and artist representatives.
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PN147.5.S48 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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A guide to the names and specialites of publishers, editors, and literary agents that deal with children's literature.

Table of Contents

Part 1 How to Get Published
Introduction: Publishing Secrets of the ProsEllen R. Shapiro
Selling Your Work From Author to Editor--Writing Cover Letters, Query Letters, and Proposals That Work
Linda Arms White Before Submitting, Apply This Final Checklist to Your Work
Laura Backes Why Authors Need to Know the Market
Laura Backes Researching the Market
Laura Backes Hunting Readers in a Bunny-Eat-Bunny World
Susan Salzman Raab The Craft of Writing Speak Easy: Developing Realistic Dialogue
Mary Anderson Characters Give Fiction a Firm Foundation
Laura Backes Animals: Handle with Care
Alexander Steele The Difference Between Middle Grade and Young Adult
Laura Backes The Honorable Art of Revision
Deborah Perlberg Being a Successful Artist Portfolio: Your Magic Book
David Niles Showing My Portfolio in NYCPhyllis Pollema-Cahill Getting a Rep
David Niles Legal Issues Publishing Contracts: Special Cases You Need to Know About
Lloyd L. Rich New Media Electronic Publishing--E-Books for Children?Moira Allen
Part 2 Directory of Publishers and Editors About the Directory of Publishers and EditorsEllen R. Shapiro
Section 1 Book Publishers
Section 2 Children's Magazine Publishers
Part 3 Literary Agents and Artist Representatives About the Directory of Literary Agents and Artist RepresentativesEllen R Shapiro
Section 1 A Roundtable Discussion on Agents and Art Reps
Hosted by Ellen R Shapiro
Section 2 Directory of Literary Agents and Artist Reps
Appendix I Internet Research and Resources
Appendix II Conferences, Workshops, and Programs
Appendix III Awards & Contests
Appendix IV Organizations
Appendix V Books & Periodicals
Appendix VI Other Useful Resources (Artist Directories, General Resources)
Appendix VII Glossary of Terms