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Children's Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2023

By Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN Code: : 1472991311
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Pages : 464
  • Category : Reference
  • Reads : 506
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  • Pdf : children-s-writers-artists-yearbook-2023.pdf

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Foreword by award-winning illustrator Smriti Prasadam-Halls. The indispensable guide to writing for children of all ages from pre-school to young adults, this Yearbook provides inspirational articles from dozens of successful writers and illustrators on how to get your work published. It includes a directory of over a thousand up-to-date listings with contacts from across the media and publishing industry. This bestselling Yearbook is full of practical advice on all stages of the writing and illustration process from getting started, writing for different markets and genres, and preparing an illustration portfolio, through to submission to literary agents and publishers. It also covers the financial, contractual and legal aspects of being a writer and illustrator. Widely recognised as the essential support for authors and illustrators working across all forms: fiction, non-fiction, poetry, screen, audio and theatre, it is equally relevant to those wishing to self-publish as well as those seeking a traditional publisher-agent deal. It includes advice from best-selling writers, such as Sarah Crossan, Kiran Millwood Hargrave, Frances Hardinge, Tom Palmer, David Wood, Lauren Child and many more. Additional articles, free advice, events information and editorial services at www.writersandartists.co.uk

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  • Pdf File: poetry-writers-handbook.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Poetry is increasingly democratic in its use of different formats, but it can be difficult to know how to navigate the range of options available. In a competitive field, this information is not always easy to access, and many poets make mistakes. This handbook is here to help. How do you make the finances work? Should you release a pamphlet or a full collection? Which promoters should you work with? How can you get your work reviewed? How do you maintain a public profile if performance isn't for you? What mentoring and publication options are open for mid-career poets? The Poetry Writers' Handbook will answer all these questions and more. It provides: - practical advice on managing income and funding a career - detailed information on printing and distribution, marketing and publicity, and submission to editors, reviewers and prizes - up-to-date contacts for funding organisations, prizes, publishers and magazines for poets and their work. It gives a clear and up-to-date picture of what poets should focus on at different stages in their career.