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fantasy books for kids: general resources


Cover of Quests and kingdoms, by K.V. Johansen


organizations

If you want to learn more about Canada's publishing industry (including acquisition, editing, design & production, marketing and promotion) and hone your skills as a writer and illustrator, check out Ryerson University's online certificate programme in publishing

Canadian Children's Book Centre is a national non-profit organization,which promotes the reading, writing and illustrating of Canadian books for children and teens

CANSCAIP (Canadian Society of Children's Authors, Illustrators and Performers) draws together professionals and friends—teachers, librarians, parents and others—working in all aspects of children's books, illustrations and performances across Canada

lBBY-Canada (International Board on Books for Young People) helps promote reading and Canadian children's book publishing, as well as children's literature from around the world

JacketFlap, social networking community where you can connect with some 1,700 published authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults

Manitoba Writers' Guild,
grassroots organization created by and for Manitoba writers (they send out a weekly e-mail newsletter); every province and state has its own writers' organizations

Picture Books Artists Association
(PBAA), an independent association of professional children's book illustrators from around the world

SCBWI (Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators), based in the U.S., has over 22,000 members worldwide. Membership includes a monthly e-newsletter. See the SCBWI's Canadian chapter


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