Join a former executive editor of Scholastic children’s publishing and discover what you need to know to write for children. If you're a beginning writer, this course will help you transform your book idea into a finished product that could potentially land in the hands of an editor or agent. And if you're already a successful writer, this course will help you explore new opportunities and markets for your work.
In this highly interactive, hands-on course, you'll take pen to paper and begin work on your first fiction or nonfiction manuscript. In the process, you'll explore the changing world of children's literature and understand the various formats, whether it’s early readers, picture books, chapter books, middle grade or young adult novels. You'll get insights from publishing professionals to gain a better understanding of the needs of today's market. By the time you finish this course, you'll have all the tools and resources you'll need to begin navigating the world of children’s publishing and to continue growing as a writer for children.
This course includes a knowledgeable and caring instructor who will guide you through
your lessons, facilitate discussions, and answer your questions. The instructor
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Eileen Robinson is a former executive editor for Scholastic publishing. She graduated with a B.A. in English and has more than 13 years of experience in publishing children’s books for the educational, school, and library markets, as well as helping writers revise and polish their work for the trade market. She has worked with both new and published fiction and nonfiction authors, and has helped beginners improve their writing and navigate their way through the publishing industry. She has taught many writing workshops at conferences devoted to publishing for children, and she is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI).