Course description

Join author and writing mentor Steve Alcorn 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.You'll explore the changing world of children's literature and understand the various formats, including 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. You'll receive valuable tips about creating your manuscript, and even practice writing a query letter to submit to a publisher.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.

Course details

Hours: 24
Credits: 1
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

Additional information: This course is offered through ed2go. Find out more about ed2go courses.

ed2go courses


These 6-week online courses are designed for working professionals and those seeking personal advancement. From the start date, students have access to their courses 24/7. There are no live lectures or specific days and times students must be logged in. Each Wednesday and Friday, the instructor releases a lesson, for a total of 12. There is a 2-week period at the end of the course to complete the final exam.

Dates
Day/Time
Delivery
Campus
Cost
Availability
Starts: Apr. 17, 2024
Ends: Jun. 17, 2024
Day/Time:
Campus: Online
Cost: $195.00
Starts: May. 15, 2024
Ends: Jul. 15, 2024
Day/Time:
Campus: Online
Cost: $195.00
Starts: Jun. 12, 2024
Ends: Aug. 12, 2024
Day/Time:
Campus: Online
Cost: $195.00
Starts: Jul. 17, 2024
Ends: Sep. 16, 2024
Day/Time:
Campus: Online
Cost: $195.00
Starts: Aug. 14, 2024
Ends: Oct. 14, 2024
Day/Time:
Campus: Online
Cost: $195.00

Registration dates

Not all courses are offered each term.

Spring 2024 registration opens March 11, 2024. Fall 2024 registration opens July 22, 2024.

Delivery options

In person: classes held in person on a campus/site in a classroom/lab/shop/studio for the course duration

Online - Asynchronous: ​100% online delivery, no scheduled day or time course requirements with the instructor, assigned due dates

Online - Synchronous: 100% online delivery, scheduled day and time course requirements with the instructor, assigned due dates

Hybrid: any combination of in person, timetabled, on campus, online, and hyflex delivery