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Writing for Children

This page is no longer current. Please the following page for the most recent postings on this topic:
Writing for Children
The Art and Craft of Writing for Children
The ABCs of Writing for Kids: Active, Brief, and Cut Cut Cut - Eugie Foster
Editing Secrets to Make Your Work Shine - Laura Backes
Finding Your Voice as a Children's Writer - Laura Backes
Frequently Asked Questions About Children's Writing - LeMieux, Lubar and Singer
Happily Ever After: Finding the Perfect Ending - Eugie Foster
Six Steps to Make Your Children's Story Sparkle - Laura Backes
Ten Myths About Writing for Kids - Eugie Foster
Throw Obstacles at Your Characters - Laura Backes
When the Guidelines Say "7-12": The Ages and Stages of Children's Literature - Eugie Foster
Worldbuilding Considerations for the Children's Writer - Eugie Foster
Writing About Controversial Subjects - Laura Backes
Writing Captivating Dialogue for Children - Mary Emma Allen
Writing Humor (As Demonstrated by Buffy the Vampire Slayer) - Eugie Foster
Writing in Rhyme for Children - Laura Backes
Writing Multicultural Fiction for Children (Part I) - Eugie Foster
Writing Multicultural Fiction for Children (Part 2): Nuts and Bolts - Eugie Foster
Writing Talking Animal Tales - Eugie Foster

Picture Books
Eight Things Picture Book Editors Don't Want - Penny Lockwood Ehrenkranz
Exploring Sparkle: An Interview with Peggy Tibbetts - Moira Allen
Make Your Picture Book Sparkle! - Peggy Tibbetts

Writing for the YA Audience
One of the 55 Percent (Adults Who Read YA) - Moira Allen (editorial)
Plotting the Teen Romance - Mindy Hardwick
Writing for the Teen Religious Market - Kathryn Lay
Writing for Teen Magazines - Ursula Furi-Perry
Writing for "Tweens" - Eugie Foster

Specialized Markets
The Christian Children's Market: A Place for Beginning Writers - Marcia Laycock
Doing Your Homework: Tips for Cracking the Educational Market - Christine Venzon
Five Reasons to Write Children's Nonfiction - Rita Milios
Retelling Bible Stories for Children - Rose Ross Zediker
Short Stuff for Children - Marie Cecchini
So You Wanna Be a Children's Poet... - Linda Phillips
Hi/Lo Books: Writing for Reluctant Readers - Eugie Foster

Agents, Publishers, and Finding a Market
The Elephant in the Room: Marketing Your Children's Manuscript - Peggy Tibbetts
School Bookfairs: A Great Opportunity for Market Research - Carol Baldwin
Understanding Children's Writing Genres - Laura Backes
What Do Editors Want? - Laura Backes
A Writer's Resolution: I Will Submit! - Eugie Foster
Writing for Children's Magazines - Eugie Foster

Promoting Your Work
Children's Book Reviewers
Digging for Gold: Researching Awards for Your Book - Naomi C. Rose
Let Them See Your Title: Publicizing Your Children's Book - Noelle Sterne
School Visits: An Author's Serendipity - Mary Emma Allen

For more information, check our links to:
Children's Writing · Children's Book Reviewers · Resources for Young Writers

Recommended Reading

Children's Writer's and Illustrator's Market

(UK) Children's Writers' and Artists' Yearbook

Book Markets for Children's Writers

Magazine Markets for Children's Writers

The Business of Writing for Children

Children's Writer's Word Book

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Children's Books

Creating Characters Kids Will Love

How to Write a Children's Book and Get It Published

The Writer's Guide to Crafting Stories for Children

Writing Children's Books for Dummies

Writing for Children and Teens

Writing Picture Books

Writing with Pictures

You Can Write Children's Books

The Way to Write for Children


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