Just Received my CWIM'09
No, it's not a chemical compound, a texting abbreviation, or a constellation! It's the latest edition of the Children's Writers and Illustrators Market, edited by the adorable Alice Pope! I just began reading it and already found that it's so exciting to see how editor Allyn Johnston cares about "perfect words in perfect places" (Mem Fox' words), how Kirby Larson "anchors" her dialogues to carry the storytelling in every line, how Cecil Castellucci wants us to fall in love head over heels with our characters, and how some picture books seduce you with terribly flirtatious first lines! And those are just the articles I read so far!!