Writing and Publishing Children’s Books: A Complete Overview


Saturday, November 1, 2014
10:00 am - 4:00 pm


What are the different age groups and genres in childrens’ books? What are the sentence structure, word count, and subject matter guidelines? Which genres are hot with publishers right now, and which ones are not? How does the submission process work? I worked for a top children’s book agent for many years, and have since published over 40 books for children in every age group, and in multiple genres. I will give you a guided overview of the process, help you identify what age group your work or idea fits into, and assess what the next steps should be for you. I will give detailed suggestions about how and where to find an agent most suited to your work, what to submit and when, and what professional etiquette is with regard to following up your submission, submitting to multiple agents, and withdrawing a submission. Open to all levels of writers. If you have a samples of your work or a specific project you are working on, please bring them.

Saturday 11/01/2014 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Elizabeth Cody Kimmel

ELIZABETH CODY KIMMEL is an award-winning author of over 40 books for children, including picture books, middle-grade novels, and non-fiction for all ages. Her recent work includesLegend of the Ghost Dog from Scholastic Press, A Taste of Freedom: Gandhi and the Great Salt March from Bloomsbury, and the Suddenly Supernatural series published by Little Brown. Soon to be published works include Secret of the Mountain Dog, and the novelized adaptation of the feature motion picture The Boxtroll. Elizabeth spent 10 years working at a literary agency specializing in children’s books, and also works as a freelance editor and consultant.

Register at http://writerscenter.org/courses/writing-and-publishing-for-childrens-books-a-complete-overview

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HVWC in Sleepy Hollow
300 Riverside Drive
Sleepy Hollow, New York 10591
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Saturday, November 1, 2014
Times: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Presenter: Elizabeth Cody Kimmel

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