I’m the editor of Children’s
Writer, a monthly 12-page+ emailed digital newsletter that’s dedicated to keeping you up-to-date on
children’s writing, putting you on top of the market for
children’s books, stories, and articles—and keeping you there.
We also draw heavily on the vast writing and publishing experience of our instructors at the Institute of Children’s Literature.
You’ll be on top of the trends
These contributors provide us with features, interviews, how-to articles, and insights gleaned from years of success and continuing involvement in the dynamic children’s market.
Our editors and research specialists maintain an ongoing dialogue with outside editors and publishers—and they keep a close watch over the entire field of children’s publishing.
And because we conscientiously verify and update our information base every month, we’re in the unique position of being able to provide you with a continuous flow of current market information vital to your success.
Every issue of Children’s Writer brings you pointers from the experts and current market tips on writing for children.
The result is Children’s Writer—a lively full-color monthly newsletter developed expressly for you—to support your writing in two important ways:
First, Children’s Writer gives you timely tips, expert pointers, and informative articles on writing style, technique, and content—in every major category of children’s literature.
Second, Children’s Writer keeps you up to the minute with fast breaking news on the markets you want to sell to . . . what today’s editors want at the publications that matter most to you . . . and current developments in publishing that are shaping your future success right now! That’s because Children’s Writer spots the trends, gives you the data, and arms you with answers you simply must have to write to your full potential—and to get your writing published.
You’ve got to have all the facts the pros have (and a few more)
These are the operative facts: This complex, fast-changing market, embracing all of the categories from preschool to young adult, needs freelance submissions and is paying well. Yet, the competition among writers is hot. You’ve got to have all the facts the pros have (and maybe a few more) if you want to see yourself in print—and now you can!
Whether you’re writing for yourself or creating a best-seller, Children’s Writer covers the entire spectrum. It gives you up-to-the-minute information you can’t beg, borrow, or buy anywhere else—and brings it to you 12 times a year. And you’ll receive it instantly in your emailed digital issue.
More than that, Children’s Writer deals with the current questions and problems you’re most likely to encounter—and it covers the major markets that buy freelance writing. (We don’t waste your time on those that don’t.)
How do we know what editors and publishers are looking for?
How do we know what’s selling?—And who’s buying?
Easy. We tap the daily stream of information we generate to keep you on top of every freelance market—and pass along helpful tips and expert pointers from editors, publishers, our instructors, and other writers. For example:
Learn about trends that affect your writing
But that’s not even the half of it!
Children’s Writer is as much devoted to writing techniques as it is
to marketing smarts. It tips you off about new trends that affect your
writing (and marketing)—gives you pointers on style, choosing titles,
and creating dialogue—and offers insights on characterization,
descriptive techniques, and even writers’ block. For example . . .
There’s more . . . regular how-to articles written by our outstanding editors and educators that give you—month after month—good tips, expert pointers, current market data, and insider information, such as:
Keeps you on top of the market every month
And there’s still more. Children’s Writer brings you regular features to keep you on top of the market every month:
Of course, as you might expect from the Institute, there’s even more:
Polish your writing skills
Then, to top off every issue of Children’s Writer, you get instructional, informational, and inspirational articles to help you polish your writing skills. Included are topics such as:
Children’s Writer is your newsletter. It was developed—and is written and edited—for you.
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