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The Purple Crayon Blog March 2010
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This concludes the resource list I created for the "Business of Pet Writing Conference," held in New York City during the Westminster Kennel Club dog show. This part has suggested pages on The Purple Crayon, my website, on which this page is located. There are many pages on my site, so this list is intended to help you figure out where to start.

Children's Book Agents and Artist's Reps: Start here for basic info. about agents, and follow the link to another article about researching them.

Editor's Names on Manuscript Submissions: Why or why not.

Getting Out of the Slush Pile: Common mistakes to avoid.

Manuscript Format Basics: How to set up a manuscript, how to mail it, and other practical matters.

Rites of Submission: Cover Letters and Query Letters: Help with writing these two essential kinds of letters.

Self-Publish or Not? What to consider, with links to other resources.

Working in Children's Books and the Recession of 2008-2009: My thoughts about the recession and how it does and doesn't affect what we do.

More information for writers seeking the basics can be found on my Basic Articles index.

Comments are welcome.

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