Writing & Publishing Links




Favorite Poem Project. An ongoing project started by former Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky that lets you enter your favorite poem for possible inclusion in an anthology. Also: wonderful videos of people reading their favorite poems. 

 Poetry for Children Blogspot. All that's new and wonderful in the field of children's poetry. The brainchild of Sylvia Vardell, professor and author of many poetry-related textbooks.

Kenn Nesbitt's Poetry 4 Kids. Funny poems and poetry books, games, contests, lessons, discussion forums, and journals, plus a rhyming dictionary, streaming audio, school visit information and other resources. 

Kristine O'Connell George's Poetry Corner.  More than your average author website. Award-winning children's poet George offers tips for young writers, ideas for teachers, lists of writing books, and tons of fun animated, musical stuff about poetry.


Nikki Grimes' Poetry Zone. Lots of poetry, humor and advice from one of our best loved children's poets.  Includes a changing "poetry challenge.”  

Poetry Farm. Poet Amy Ludwig VanDerwater's playful, heartfelt site with lots of tips and resources. See especially this page.

Poetry 180. A poem for every day of the school year, aimed at high school students. Full texts of poems available, along with instructions on how to read a poem aloud. A project of former Poet Laureate Billy Collins.  



Best Books for Young Adults. The American Library Association chooses a "Best Book" group each year--check out past lists and see which ones are nominated this year (The World According to Dog was nominated in 2003!)     

Bookology Magazine. Crammed with information about children's writers and books, including lists of "Top Ten" favorites. A site not just for writers, but for editors, teachers and librarians, too!  

Cooperative Children's Book Center. This organization, based at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, studies and promotes children's books. Their site has wonderful themed booklists. You can also join their listserve, which has lively discussions children's books by authors, editors, librarians, and teachers. 



For Adults: 

How to Get Published. A literary agent outlines the necessary steps to transform your writing into publishable material.

Writer's Digest. A treasure trove of links to help you get your portfolio in shape.

Start Here. A professor and editor discusses publishing, e-publishing, and the need for agents.

For Kids: 

Launch Pad. Launch Pad an online publishing venue that selectively publishes the works of young authors and illustrators between the ages of 6 and 14.

Teen Ink A national teen magazine, book series, and website devoted entirely to teenage writing, art, photos and forums. Students must be age 13-19 to participate, register and/or submit work. Supported by the Young Authors Foundation.

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