Course Description

Children’s books are outselling the adult book market. Dreaming about writing a children’s book, but don’t know where to begin? Discover what makes a good children’s story by focusing on the issues and craft of writing for the different ages and stages of your reader - infant through young adult. Explore writing age appropriate fiction, non-fiction and narrative non-fiction. Character development, plot structure, age related topics, interests and concerns will be analyzed and discussed. How to get your manuscript in shape for submissions, how to find an agent, and how to pitch to an editor will be explored. Contracts will be discussed. Current and future publishing trends will be analyzed. Receive practical tips on how to write a query letter, a proposal, and finding the right publisher. Prompts and hand-outs will be included. Questions are encouraged. The workshop is interactive. Writers of all levels welcomed.


This course is taught by Vivian Grey, MA, and Award-Winning Author, Editorial consultant, Elected New Jersey literary Hall of Fame, Founder Rutgers One-on-One’s Writers Conference. Her publishers include Little Brown, Grolier and Putnam.

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