Basic Information for Authors and Illustrators
US Copyright Office Information on copyright and online filing
Writer Beware A listing of scams from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America’s Committee on Writing Scams
Editors and Preditors Lists preditory publishing houses among other resources for writers
Other Professional Organizations
Authors Guild Organization for published authors focusing on rights issues
Society of Illustrators Exhibits, lectures, educational programs, and other resources for illustrators
Graphic Artists Guild Union for graphic arts
Children's Book Council (CBC) Non-profit organization promoting enjoyment of "trade" books, poetry, awareness of literary issues
American Booksellers Association (ABA) Services independent bookstores, search engine for local booksellers.
Publisher's Weekly Publishing industry magazine, features children's articles weekly
Picturebook A children's illustration sourcebook and online portfolio targeting publishers and art directors
Horn Book A monthly publication that reviews children's books
The Caldecott Awarded annually to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.
The Newbery To the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
The Printz For excellence in young adult literature.
American Library Association Book, Print & Media Awards – Children and Young Adults Category
The Scott O'Dell Award For historical fiction for children or young adults.
The CYBILS Children's and Young Adult Bloggers' Literary Awards.