Online Resources for Writers
The Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators should be any children's book writer or illustrators first stop on the road to publication. The organization is a treasure trove of information and a place to connect to regional and local critique groups.
The 12 x 12 Picture Book Challenge - a year-long, writing intensive crash course in picture book writing, storytelling, editing & revision, and more all in the shared space of a supportive community of writers.
The picture book writer's answer to NaNoWriMo, Picture Book Idea Month will open your mind to discovering ideas everywhere long after the 30 day challenge is over.
The Reading for Research Month Challenge (ReFoReMo), was founded in 2015 to help picture book writers craft and revise stronger stories through the study of outstanding mentor texts. The thirty day challenge features recommendations and commentary from author-illustrators on a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts.