Programs


June 1 - December 31, 2021

Personal Retreats 3+ Nights

Imagine your own private retreat in a picturesque setting – currently just $149/day! We believe all writers and artists can…
In-Person
June-Aug
Retreat Only
Sept-Dec
Unworkshop
June 1, 2021 - July 31, 2022

Muslim Storytellers Fellowship

The Highlights Foundation has announced a two-year fellowship in children's literature for Muslim Storytellers. The fellowship is funded by a…
All genres
Career Building Blocks
Creator Self-Care and Development
Essential Conversations
Expanding Careers or Genres
The Business of Publishing
September 22 - December 11, 2021

Crash Course in Children’s Publishing: Everything You Need to Know Online Course Sept-Dec 2021

Please note: this course is full. Please click here to be placed on our waiting list. TYPE: Online (Facilitated) COVID…
Career Building Blocks
Just Getting Started
Online
Picture Books
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Sept-Dec
Specialty or Other
The Business of Publishing
Waitlisted
Working on a draft
September 27 - 29, 2021

Novels in Verse Intensive: Expand! Grow! Reach!

Please note: this course is full. Please click here to be placed on our waiting list. TYPE & LENGTH: A…
Almost ready to submit
Novels in Verse
Online
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Revising
Sept-Dec
Waitlisted
Working on a draft
Writing Craft
Writing Intensive
September 29 - October 27, 2021

Creating an Image System That Works for Your Verse Novel

Please note: this course is full. Please click here to be placed on our waiting list. TYPE & LENGTH: Five-week,…
Expanding Careers or Genres
Novels in Verse
Online
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Revising
Sept-Dec
Waitlisted
Working on a draft
Writing Craft
September 30 - October 21, 2021

Relationships in Contemporary MG and YA Novels

TYPE & LENGTH: A four week online course (September 30-October 21), with: Weekly live sessions, Thursdays from 12-2pm Eastern Weekly…
Almost ready to submit
Career Building Blocks
Idea
Just Getting Started
Novels
Online
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Revising
Sept-Dec
Working on a draft
Writing Craft
October 3 - November 11, 2021

Picture Book Plotting A-Z

TYPE & LENGTH: This 5-week online course is largely self-paced, with new content and assignments released weekly in our virtual…
Just Getting Started
Online
Picture Books
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Sept-Dec
Writing Craft
October 11 - November 2, 2021

Viewing Children’s Books Through an Intersectional Lens

Viewing Children's Books Through an Intersectional Lens: A Professional Development for Educators, Storytellers, & Publishing Professionals 4-week online program with…
Essential Conversations
Just Getting Started
Kidlit Professional
Online
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Published
Sept-Dec
October 17 - November 7, 2021

Filling the Writer’s Toolbox With Editor Emma Dryden

Please note: this course is full. Please click here to be placed on our waiting list. TYPE & LENGTH: 4…
Almost ready to submit
Expanding Careers or Genres
Novels
Online
Picture Books
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Revising
Sept-Dec
Waitlisted
Writing Craft
October 19 - November 11, 2021

Submission-Ready with Heart: A Hands-On Workshop for Author/Illustrators

TYPE & LENGTH: Online (October 19-November 11) 3 week online course with live Zoom lectures on Tuesday evenings 1:1 sessions…
Almost ready to submit
Expanding Careers or Genres
Illustration Craft
Online
Picture Books
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Revising
Sept-Dec
October 20 - 31, 2021

Online Latinx Symposium 2021: An In-Community Celebration of ¡DRAMA!

TYPE & LENGTH: Online symposium centered on celebrating our Latinx community and stories Two weeks of pre-recorded and LIVE Zoom…
Almost ready to submit
Career Building Blocks
Chapter Books and Early Readers
Creator Self-Care and Development
Essential Conversations
Expanding Careers or Genres
Fiction
Idea
Just Getting Started
Kidlit Professional
Nonfiction
Novels
Online
Picture Books
Poetry
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Published
Revising
Sept-Dec
Specialty or Other
Working on a draft
October 23 - November 3, 2021

Becoming a Nonfiction Writer: A Two-Part Online Course

TYPE & LENGTH: This is an online course with two parts: an intensive weekend, followed by two weeks of pre-recorded…
Expanding Careers or Genres
Idea
Just Getting Started
Nonfiction
Online
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Revising
Sept-Dec
Writing Craft
October 27 - December 15, 2021

Revising Your Verse Novel: A Three-Part Online Workshop

TYPE & LENGTH: Seven-week, online course (October 27-December 15) Revise your verse novel through weekly lectures, discussions, and writing exercises--…
Expanding Careers or Genres
Novels in Verse
Online
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Revising
Sept-Dec
Working on a draft
Writing Craft
December 1 - 31, 2021

Seize the Reader: Writing for Emotional Impact in MG and YA Novels, An On Demand Online Course

TYPE: Online (On-demand, self-paced, with monthly live office hours) Here are the dates for upcoming live office hours (12-1pm Eastern)…
Novels
Online
Online On Demand
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Revising
Writing Craft
December 1 - 31, 2021

Meditations for Writers & Illustrators: An On Demand Course 2021

This is an on-demand course. You can begin it at any time. Online Course Info: This is an "on demand"…
All genres
Creator Self-Care and Development
Online
Online On Demand
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Published
December 1 - 31, 2021

Getting Your Middle Grade or Young Adult Novel Unstuck: An On Demand Online Workshop 2021

This is an on-demand course. You can begin it at any time. You will have access to the course for…
Novels
Online
Online On Demand
Pre-Published Author or Illustrator
Revising
Writing Craft