Society for Childrens Book Writers and Illustrators (www.scbwi.org) is one of the largest existing organizations for writers and illustrators. It is the only professional organization specifically for those individuals working in the fields of children’s literature, magazines, film, television, and multimedia.
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
Joan Y. Edwards Never Give Up (Blog) http://wp.me/FnvK
4RV Publishing. 4RV Reading, Writing, & Art News, Information to help others become better readers, writers, designers, and illustrators (Blog) http://4rvreading-writingnewsletter.blogspot.com/
How to write a dream sequence: http://forensicsandfaith.blogspot.com/2007/05/writing-dream-sequence.html
Daily Writing Tips http://www.dailywritingtips.com/
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.
International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) International children's book network.
The Children’s Literature Association (ChLA) Non-profit association of scholars, critics, professors, students, librarians, teachers and institutions dedicated to the academic study of literature for children.
American Library Association The oldest and largest library association in the world, providing association information, news, events, and advocacy resources for members, librarians, and library users.
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