Getting Published Panel at VPL

Getting Published
Everything You Always Wanted to know about Getting Published as a Children’s Book Writer or Illustrator is a panel that takes place every year at the Vancouver Public Library. Co-sponsered by CWILL BC, the panel features 6 CWILL BC writers and/or illustrators who will answer your questions about getting published as a children’s writer or illustrator.

February 19, 2007
Alice MacKay room
Lower Level
Central Library
350 West Georgia St. Vancouver
Admission is free
All are welcome.

VPL Getting Published Panelists

The panelists this year are:

Kirsti Anne Wakelin, illustrator of A Pod of Orcas: A Seaside Counting Book
Linda Bailey, author of Stanley’s Party and Ancient China
Shar Levine – “The Science Lady” author of Smart Lab – Secret Formula Lab
Glen Huser, author of Skinnybones and the Wrinkle Queen
Ellen Schwartz, author of Stealing Home
Kathryn Shoemaker, illustrator of A Telling Time

please visit the VPL website for more information.



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4 Responses to Getting Published Panel at VPL

  1. Caroline says:

    I really wanted to go to this, but my schedule wouldn’t allow it. Can someone tell me the highlights? Thanks!

  2. kirsti says:

    Hi Caroline,

    I was one of the panelists, so I can give you a quick rundown:
    each panelist gave a short talk about how they got started in publishing. All four of us have very different backgrounds and took very different paths to get where we are.

    After our talk we took questions from the audience. There were a lot of questions and the answers were too long to recount here, but we did suggest quite a few good resources for finding publishers that accept unsolicited manuscripts. As well, there are resources for learning to write query letters. Also, there were a few courses and conferences mentioned that are great resources for aspiring and published authors alike.

    What I can do is post the list of resources on the blog, I just need a couple of days to gather them together.

    There are a couple of links on the CWILL BC website as well, and we’ll be adding to those as gather more:

  3. Caroline says:

    Thanks, Kirsti!

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