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The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators is the only professional organization specifically for people who write and/or illustrate for children. They give established writers and illustrators worldwide the tools and resources to manage their careers; they also educate and support those who are just starting out. Membership in SCBWI is open to anyone with an active interest in children’s literature, from picture books to young adult novels.
Bookshop is an online bookstore with a mission to financially support local, independent bookstores. They believe that bookstores are essential to a healthy culture. Bookshop is an easy, convenient way for you to get your books and support local bookstores at the same time.
88 Cups of Tea is "an online platform and podcast for creative writers looking for guidance in their storytelling journey and connection to a community, fostering year-round conversations around the personal and professional life of a writer. They explore and unpack conversations that touch on topics like overcoming rejections and challenges, querying tips and crafting advice, lifestyle habits that support the heart and the soul, what it means to be Human while navigating a creative path, and more." Go to the website or subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.
We Need Diverse Books is a non-profit that "strives to create a world in which all children can see themselves in the pages of a book". WNDB programs celebrate diverse books, provide mentorships for diverse writers and illustrators, advocate for changes in book publishing, and provide books to classrooms throughout the US.