Events,  Spring into Writing,  Writing

Writing Fun

Spring into Writing is starting soon (May 1st). You can register here: In honor of our upcoming month of writing fun I would like to mention some other things that will help you with your writing! 

First off is the Children’s Book Academy’s upcoming writing course Middle Grade Mastery. I took The Craft and Business of Illustrating Children’s Books and it was wonderful. I learned so much. Everyone got their work seen and commented on by the instructors at least once. In the end you get your work seen by a lot of professionals. Mira Reisberg is absolutely lovely! Scholarships for this course runs until April 30th. Use MGMAGIC in before 6am tomorrow and get a $100 discount (I’d use that money saved to get a 1 on 1 critique). The course starts May 13th


These are the two I chats have attended, but there are many more!

#kidlitchat Tuesday nights at 6pm ET 9pm PT 

#PBChat Wednesday nights at 6pm ET 9pm PT 

Debra Ridpath Ohi @inkyelbows has made an extensive list of writing chats:

#MSWL is for agents and editors to post on with things they want to see. It’s a great resource to see what people want, but submit as normal according to the agent’s/publisher’s guidelines!

There are a lot of great pitch parties on Twitter as well! This is where you can pitch and agents can request your work! Calendar created by  Meg Latorre.


If you haven’t seen it yet, go to Kidlit 411! Kidlit 411 has a huge list of resources for kidlit writers and illustrators. They are continually updating this list

Paula Yoo Hosts NaPiBoWriWee May 1st-7th. Can you write a story a day for 7 days? Yes, yes you can. It’s totally compatible with Spring into Writing, too!

I have heard so many great things about Rate Your Story. Many of my friends have used it with great results!

Let me know about other writing resources you know! I know I missed some things that are outside of the kidlit world. Please post them so everyone can benefit!

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