Specifically for KidLit writers:

Organizations:

The Highlights Foundation Offers in-person and virtual workshops, focused on creating diverse books for children and teens. Scholarships available.

SCBWI The international professional organization for authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults. Offers in-person and virtual conferences with opportunities for networking. Scholarships and grants available to members.

Organization for all writers:

Authors Guild A community of writers that offers career services for its members. They also have some resources that are free and available to non members as well.

Kidlit Websites/Blogs to follow:

Kidlit 411: Packed with information and resources. Subscribe to the weekly newsletters for chances to win books. There’s also an active group on Facebook you can join.

Writing for Kids (While Raising Them) Author Tara Lazar sponsors Story Storm each January focused on helping come up with ideas for stories. But follow to get great information year round.

Susannah Leonard Hill’s website is a great resource for connecting with other writers through her multiple contests. She also has giveaways and interviews you won’t want to miss.

Contests are a great way to connect with the kidlit community and win prizes at the same time. I wrote a blog post about my favorites, here.

For all Writers:

Manuscript Academy

Writing Barn

Writing Poetry

Writer’s Digest

Guide for Authors and Writers