A wonderful reference work, this latest edition from Writer's Digest Books, edited by Chuck Sambuchino, features - in addition to very useful lists of book publishers, magazines, agents and art reps, conferences and workshops, and contests, awards and grants ten informative articles (like "Picture Book Pacing" by Jodell Sadler and "Building Your Author Platform" by Mary Kole) and ten wonderful interviews (like Kristen Grace's interview of Tamora Pierce exploring how she creates and works with numerous characters and Ricki Schultz' interview of Rae Carson where they discuss, among other things, how the world you build for your novel needs to match up with how your characters think.)
One of the highlights of the 2013 CWIM is the "Meet The SCBWI Regional Advisors" interview (pg. 144) by the edition's editor, where Chuck contacted 30 regional advisors all around the country - and the world - and got them to share about their regions, events, personal motivations for volunteering and their best piece of advice for a new writer or illustrator. It's a wonderful feature that starts out with Chuck saying in the first lines of the introduction,
"If you want to write or illustrate books for kids, the number one piece of advice you're going to hear is "Join the SCBWI." I'd bet money on it."
We certainly agree, and are delighted to be featured in this treasure-trove of great information!
Illustrate and Write On,