Writing for the Educational Market 2017 | June 25 – June 29, 2017
Would you like to have editors actually contacting you and asking you to write for them? Welcome to the educational market!
If the words “educational market” make you think of boring workbooks and textbooks, it’s time to think again! Today’s educational publishers are eager to see lively nonfiction, fast-paced fiction, poetry, and more. The rules for educational writing are different, but the end result is creative, exciting, and kid-pleasing.
Whether your interest is straight informational nonfiction, narrative nonfiction, fiction, or poetry, this workshop will help you find your niche in the educational market. We’ll demystify the concept of reading levels, and we’ll practice writing and editing to match assigned grade levels. We’ll learn how to rewrite in response to editor requests. We’ll look at making nonfiction interesting, finding an age-appropriate hook, finding quick but reliable research sources, and even working with photos. We’ll lead you through entry points, including writing single-title books, pitching a series, and writing test passages.
Join us for
Plenty of hands-on writing; and
Practice at producing submissions packages.
BONUS: Opportunities to interact with editors at educational publishing companies
"Jan & Paula were the best. They were a great balance, both knowledgeable, approachable and obviously the best in the business."—2016 attendee
"Jan and Paula are wonderful speakers, teachers, mentors and fun to hang out with. I absolutely loved my time with them. I could not have asked for better speakers."—2016 attendee
"Using the skills I learned from Jan and Paula, I have applied to several publishers and have completed many projects on a work for hire basis."—Patti Hutchison, 2015 attendee
"Paula and Jan were highly organized. I felt that everything was relevant and practical. I now have the direction & path to follow to head toward my goals. Both presenters have separate strengths and both are so approachable. Each gave critical feedback without fear but with a supportive nature."—Ken Eiker, 2014 attendee
"Both Jan and Paula were so easy to approach, generous with advice, and very encouraging."—2014 attendee
Begins with dinner on Sunday, June 25, and ends with lunch on Thursday, June 29, with an optional tour of Highlights for Children and Boyds Mills Press.
Event Cost: $1235
Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Our all-inclusive price means we provide transportation to and from the airport, lodging, all meals, unlimited snacks, and wireless Internet access.